Measuring shell quality
Forum: Measuring Hatching Egg Shell Quality
Published on: 12/30/2008
Author/s : Jon Moyle, Doug Yoho and Keith Bramwell - University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Division of Agriculture – AVIAN Advice newsletter (Winter 2008 Volume 10 no. 4)
Clearly hatchability is important to both small flock and commercial poultry breeder flock owners. Maintaining hatching egg shell quality is important because of its connection with hatchability. The major factors that influence egg shell quality are genetics, diet, climate, housing and age of the hens. While the average poultry operation has limited control over most of these factors, the crucial...