Metabolism and growth of chickens before and after hatch in relation to incubation temperatures.

@article{Geers1983MetabolismAG,
  title={Metabolism and growth of chickens before and after hatch in relation to incubation temperatures.},
  author={Rony Geers and Hartmut Michels and G Nackaerts and Frank Konings},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={1983},
  volume={62 9},
  pages={1869-75}
}
Chick embryos were incubated at 35.8 C from days 1 to 10 and at 37.8 C from day 11 to hatching. Control embryos were incubated at 37.8 C. Other environmental conditions were standardized. Embryos incubated at 35.8 C showed compensatory growth when compared to embryos of the control group and showed a higher heat production (kJ/embryo/hr) expressed as a linear function of dry embryo weight (g) or incubation time (days). After hatching, the compensatory growth of the chickens incubated at 35.8 C… CONTINUE READING