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Hatchery sanitation and chick mortality

Sanitation in the hatchery influences the hatchability of eggs and subsequent quality of the chicks hatched. By following basic sanitation and hygiene practices, even hatcheries with limited access to sanitation products and technology can significantly reduce chick losses.

This article can also be found at World Poultry Volume 18 number 3. To view the article online simply click on the link below.


Keywords: hatchery, sanitation, chick mortality, hatching eggs, hygiene


 

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