ISSN: 0041-3216

ISSN: 0041-3216 (Online), 0041-3216 (Print)
Volume 64 Number 3
Research Papers
Effect of holding room, storage position and duration on hatchability of guineafowl eggs
K.I. Ayorinde
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.
Keywords: Guineafowl; Egg storage; Holding room; Duration; Position; Hatchability.