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Chick Checking and Incubation Improvement Part 2: Analysis of Navels
Analysing chick quality is a key factor for the fine tuning of incubation conditions in order to maximise the genetic potential of the hatching eggs. This...
Chick Checking and Incubation Improvement: Part 1
In this article, the first in a series from Petersime, the baseline for a good chick quality assessment is described. In simple terms, how can one be sure...
Chemicals from Old Poultry Houses Can Contaminate Eggs
Chickens foraging on soils containing environmental pollutants can accumulate these chemicals in their tissues and eggs. A study by Piskorska-Pliszczynska...
Consideration Factors When Selecting an Egg Incubator
There is more than one way to hatch an egg. Often, mother hens will take care of this process themselves. However, there are circumstances that may require...
A Guide to Preventing Poultry House Fires
Poultry house fires can be a disaster for a producer, resulting in the loss not only of the house itself, but also the flock inside it. Large-scale producers...
Best Practice in the Breeder House: Preventing Floor Eggs
Eggs laid on the floor (floor eggs) have a significantly higher risk of contamination and will reduce hatch and chick quality....





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