Hitting the Chick Yield Target

Tip 34 The process of converting a fertile hatching egg into a chick is dependent on getting several key factors right.

Checking Fresh Eggs for Unwanted Embryo Development

Tip 33 The best way to look after hatching eggs is to collect them from the nests as often as possible (ideally 4-5 times per...

Incubation Period of Other Species

One of the miracles of nature is the transformation of the egg into the chick. Not every avian eggs hatch in 21 days. See the...

Devon Charity Explains Why Hens Are Squawking More Loudly

The British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) has seen exponential growth since being established in 2005 and now has 44 volunteer-led teams across the country...

B.C. young farmer invests in a future in egg farming

Source: Egg Farmers of Canada Jared de Dood Grindrod, British Columbia While working in Fort McMurray, Alberta, after high school, Jared de Dood invested in a 27-acre...

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...

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...

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...
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