Abstract: Effect Of Eggshell Temperature On Malpositions, Heart Weight and Protein Use In Broiler Embryos
R. Molenaar*, R. Meijerhof*, B. Kemp‡, H. van den Brand‡
*HatchTech Incubation Technology, Gildetrom 25, 3905 TB Veenendaal, The Netherlands; ‡ Wageningen University, Adaptation Physiology Group, 6700 AH Wageningen, The Netherlands
In practice, high eggshell temperatures at the end of incubation are often observed due to cooling or air velocity problems in the incubator. This experiment evaluated consequences of high eggshell temperatures on malpositioned embryos, heart weight, and protein use in broiler hatchlings.