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Chick Checking and Incubation Improvement Part 4: Chick Activity and Behaviour
A well-experienced hatchery manager will instinctively know when he is looking at healthy, active chicks with good levels of reactions and response to...
Chick Checking and Incubation Improvement Part 3: Feathering as a Measure of Chick Quality
Chick quality is becoming more and more important. A hatchery must produce quality chicks in order to meet the expectations of the farmer, writes Frank...
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...





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