Effects of breeder age and egg weight on morphological changes in the small intestine of chicks during the hatch window.

@article{Yalin2013EffectsOB,
  title={Effects of breeder age and egg weight on morphological changes in the small intestine of chicks during the hatch window.},
  author={Servet Yalçin and G T Izzetoğlu and Atıl Aktas},
  journal={British poultry science},
  year={2013},
  volume={54 6},
  pages={810-7}
}
1. The objective of the study was to investigate the effects of breeder age and egg weight on hatching performance and morphological changes in segments of the small intestine of broiler chicks during a 21 h hatch window. 2. Eggs from Ross broiler breeder flocks aged 29 (young) and 48 weeks (old) were classified as light (LE) or heavy (HE) and incubated at the same conditions. At 475 h of incubation, eggs were checked every 3 h to determine time of external pipping and hatching. The first 42… CONTINUE READING