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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:12, December, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 3490-3496

Characteristics of Broiler Breeder Eggs and their Hatching Performance – A Case Study
E. Rajkumaran1 and P. Selvan2*
1College of Poultry Production and Management, Hosur, Tamil Nadu – 635 110, India 2Department of Poultry Technology, College of Poultry Production and Management, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Hosur, Tamil Nadu – 635 110, India
*Corresponding author

A study was carried out to assess the quality of hatching eggs from layer breeders (COBB 430) and their hatching performance. For this purpose, a total of sixty eggs collected from a private farm located at Muthugapatti, Namakkal district were subjected for analysis. The internal quality were determined by measuring Haugh unit, Albumin index, yolk index, yolk colour and shell thickness whereas external quality by gauging egg weight, shape index, surface area and cleanliness. Similarly, the surface microbial load was determined by assessing for Total Viable Count (TVC), Coliform count (CC) and Staphylococcal count (SC). Further, a batch of the eggs was set in the hatchery incubator to determine the hatching performance. The results obtained are presented and S discussed.

Keywords: Egg quality, Shell quality, chick survival, growth and health

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Rajkumaran, E. and Selvan, P. 2020. Characteristics of Broiler Breeder Eggs and their Hatching Performance – A Case Study.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 3490-3496. doi:
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