Changes in guinea fowl fertility and hatching traits over a 4-month laying season with long-term egg storage conditions


Yamak U. S. , Boz M. A. , Sarica M. A.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF ANIMAL RESEARCH, vol.49, no.4, pp.532-536, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5958/0976-0555.2015.00124.7
  • Title of Journal : INDIAN JOURNAL OF ANIMAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.532-536
  • Keywords: Embryonic mortality, Fertility, Guinea Fowl, Hatching rate, Incubation, PERFORMANCE, QUALITY

Abstract

This study was conducted to determine the effect of age on different reproductive traits of guinea fowl. A total of 350 female and 150 male guinea fowl were reared in a semi-intensive system. The birds were naturally mated, and eggs were collected for incubation in 6 batches beginning at 40 weeks. A total of 8,123 eggs were incubated between 40-52 weeks of age. The incubation period was 28 days.