Effect of holding room, storage position and duration on hatchability of guineafowl eggs


  • K.I. Ayorinde Wildlife/Range Division, Kainji Lake Research Institute, PMB 6006, New Bussa, Kwara State, Nigeria


Guineafowl, Egg storage, Holding room, Duration, Position, Hatchability.


For every day of storage from the day the guineafowl eggs in laid, the hatchability deteriorated by about 3.84% day-1. If it is unavoidable, however, eggs can be stored for about seven days in either the broad-end-up or sideways position at low temperatures and in a well-ventilated room. The results indicate statistically significant effects (P = 0.05) of the three storage conditions as well as of interactions between them on the hatchability of guineafowl eggs.



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