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Latest 'How to' Focuses on Improving Hatchability of Stored Eggs

01 November 2013

UK - The latest in Aviagen’s popular series of “How To…” guides is now available to download. All advice provided in this series is based on research and trials by Aviagen’s Global Hatchery Team.

How To 9 explains 'How to Improve the Hatchability of Stored Eggs' by implementing Short Periods of Incubation During Egg Storage (SPIDES). Eggs stored for more than a few days do not hatch as well, have increased embryo mortality and can have increased chick quality issues compared to eggs set when they are three to four days old.

Trials have shown that introducing SPIDES can help maintain good hatch in stored eggs. How To 9 provides important information and top tips on How To implement SPIDES.

Did you know, for example that:

  • Well implemented SPIDES can restore 60 per cent or more of the hatch decrease in stored eggs
  • SPIDES replicates the natural process in the nest and has been found to be robust with considerable flexibility
  • Other benefits of SPIDES include:
    • reduced early deads
    • shortened incubation times.

To find out more about benefits of SPIDES and how it works, you can download the latest in Aviagen’s “How Tos…” series by visiting the web site [click here] or by speaking to your local Aviagen representative.

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