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What are the problems often encountered in a poultry hatchery

Problems often encountered in a poultry hatchery
  • Low rate of eggs with embryos.
  • Many embryos dead at an early incubation stage.
  • High rate of rotten eggs during incubation.
  • Piped eggs, without hatching.
  • Late hatching or chicks not hatching at the same time.
  • Complete hatch failure
  • Poor quality of day-old birds:
    1) Chicks hatch with crippled and malformed legs.
    2) Chicks hatch with rough or unhealed navel, wet and dirty feathers.
    3) High mortality during the first week of life.

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