Influence of egg warming during storage and hypercapnic incubation on egg characteristics, embryonic development, hatchability, and chick quality.

@article{Reijrink2010InfluenceOE,
  title={Influence of egg warming during storage and hypercapnic incubation on egg characteristics, embryonic development, hatchability, and chick quality.},
  author={I A M Reijrink and Ron Meijerhof and Bas Kemp and Henry van den Brand},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2010},
  volume={89 11},
  pages={2470-83}
}
Negative effects of prolonged egg storage on hatchability and chick quality may be caused by changes in the embryo or in the egg characteristics, or by both. The aim of this experiment was to investigate whether prestorage incubation (PSI), frequent warming during storage (FW), or hypercapnic incubation (HI) during the first 5 d of incubation affect egg characteristics, embryonic development, hatchability, and chick quality. The experiment had a 2 × 2 × 2 randomized design: PSI (yes-no), FW… CONTINUE READING