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Effects of Egg Storage Material and Storage Period on Hatchability in Japanese Quail
- Lacin, E. (Department of Animal Husbandry, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ataturk University) ;
- Coban, O. (Department of Animal Husbandry, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ataturk University) ;
- Sabuncuoglu, N. (Department of Animal Husbandry, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ataturk University)
- Received : 2007.11.27
- Accepted : 2008.03.17
- Published : 2008.08.01
The present study aimed to determine the effects of different storage materials and storage period on some hatchability traits of Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica) eggs. A total of 32 male and 102 female quail (twelve weeks of ages) were housed in multiple-bird cages. Eggs laid were divided into three groups with respect to the period of storage (I = 1st, 2nd and 3rd days, II = 6th, 7th and 8th days, III = 12th, 13th and 14th days) prior to incubation. A total of 816 eggs was stored in 3 different storage environments during each storage period (B = no use of any storage material, P = use of perlite, H = use of hay) and kept in environmental conditions, where the temperature was
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