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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(10): 1659-1662
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.200


Evaluation of Nest Box Management on Hatching Egg Hygiene and Chick Quality
Ramani, G. Raj Manohar*, D. Ilaya Bharathi and P. Selvan
College of Poultry Production and Management, Hosur, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was carried out to investigate the effect of hatching egg fumigation and nest box management on egg hygiene and chick quality. Eggs collected from two randomly selected farms were fumigated in the farm itself. Egg shell impression was made on selective agar plates before and after fumigation to study the shell microbial load from nest box. After that the eggs were hatched following standard incubation protocol and chick quality was evaluated based on chick length, body weight, vent temperature, chick yield, yolk free body mass and chick grading. The results showed that proper nest box management resulted in reduced microbial load on the egg shell and improved chick quality.


Keywords: Egg Fumigation, Nest box management,Chick quality
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Ramani, C., G. Raj Manohar, D. Ilaya Bharathi and Selvan, P. 2020. Evaluation of Nest Box Management on Hatching Egg Hygiene and Chick Quality.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(10): 1659-1662. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.200