The Effect of Hypercapnic Conditions During Early Incubation of Long-Stored Eggs
Presented on the IFRG meeting, August 2010, by Inge Reijrink*
Inge Reijrink*, Ron Meijerhof†, Bas Kemp‡, and Henry van den Brand‡
*HatchTech Incubation Technology B.V., P.O. Box 256, 3900 AG Veenendaal, the Netherlands; †Poultry Performance Plus, Kleine Enkweg 1, 7383 DB Voorst, the Netherlands; ‡Adaptation Physiology Group, Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences, Wageningen University, P.O. Box 338, 6700 AH Wageningen, the Netherlands.
Egg storage beyond 7 days has a negative effect on hatchability and chick quality. These negative effects may be caused by a sub-optimal level of albumen pH during early incubation.