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Gaining a better understanding of incubation in a hatchery

The contemporary hatchery is a complex installation. The core part is the incubators, supported by the devices that facilitate their function and auxiliary machines...

If you are heat treating stored eggs to improve hatchability (SPIDES), how long should...

Please enjoy a series of Hatchery Tips provided By Aviagen: Tip 28 Aviagen’s early SPIDES trials were aimed at defining the safe limits for heat treating...

Broiler Stocking Density

Download the complete report The ideal density at which to place broilers during grow-out is an ongoing debate. There is no definitive answer to this...

Analyzing egg handling with a thermal imaging camera

Please enjoy a series of Hatchery Tips provided By Aviagen: Tip 26 Thermal imaging cameras used to be large, heavy and very expensive.

Preventing Hens From Eating Eggs

It is quite common for some hens in small flocks to suddenly begin consuming eggs. This is a habit, that once formed, is very...

Be careful when you change to different fans in an incubator

Please enjoy a series of Hatchery Tips provided By Aviagen: Tip 25 One fundamental requirement for hatching good quality chicks is providing the correct eggshell temperature(EST)...

Novel Approaches to Manure Management

Poultry meat and egg farming is a predominantly non land-based production enterprise. The management of waste represents a cost in a production enterprise using...

How to perform a Chick Check

The goal of management during the first hours after placement on the farm is to achieve as much intake of both feed and water...

Poultry demand strong, egg value skyrockets

Despite multiple challenges in 2020, Mississippi’s poultry industry retained its first-place position among the state’s agricultural commodities. It topped the list with an estimated...

Production of healthy, uniform day-old chicks requires accurate climate data

In modern hatcheries, climate data are collected from various sensors installed in incubators and hatchery rooms, and from handheld measuring instruments. The performance of...
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