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Heating of hatching eggs before storage improves hatchability

How long can eggs be stored before hatching? This is a frequently asked question. The answer came from a series of trials conducted at the Research Institute for Animal Husbandry in Lelystad, the Netherlands. It shows that pre-storage incubation of hatching eggs is an effective way of reducing loss of hatchability in eggs stored for long periods.

This article can also be found at World Poultry Volume 18 number 1. To view the article online simply click on the link below.

Keywords: hatchery, hatchability, egg storage, incubation, research, heating eggs


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