Effect of Timing of Artificial Insemination on Fertility and Hatchability of Shikabrown Breeder Hens

@inproceedings{Obidi2008EffectOT,
  title={Effect of Timing of Artificial Insemination on Fertility and Hatchability of Shikabrown Breeder Hens},
  author={J. A. Obidi and Barth Izuchukwu Onyeanusi and Joseph Olusegun Ayo and Peter Ibrahim Rekwot and Saadu A Abdullahi},
  year={2008}
}
The influence of timing of artificial insemination on fertility and hatchability of breeder hens was carried out by inseminating breeder hens at 10:00 hr and 15:00 hr with pooled semen from Shikabrown White breeder cocks for four weeks. Fertile eggs were collected two days after the first insemination and stored at a temperature of 16 C for seven days before incubation. Fertility was higher (P < 0.05) in hens o inseminated at 10:00 hr when sperm quality was optimal. The fertility values of 82.1… CONTINUE READING