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Title: A Study of the Operations of a Commercial Hatchery in Ghana
Authors: Olympio, Oscar S.
Menon, Sujit
Keywords: Hatches,
Operations,
Egg-hatchability
Egg- fertility,
Chicks,
Ghana.
Issue Date: Feb-1998
Publisher: Journal of Science and Technology
Citation: Journal of Science and Technology,Vol 18, No.1
Abstract: The operations of a commercial hatchery in Ghana were studied and records covering a period of thirteen months were compiled and analysed The hatchery studied is a unit of a fully integrated farm. Its eggs were stored in an air conditioned room and were set twice a week. The layer chicks weje harvested on Mondays and broiler chicks on Thursdays. The records indicated that 775,403 broiler eggs were set and $95,709 saleable broiler chicks were hatched, this represented 76.8% of eggs set and 85.1 % of fertile eggs. Out of the 335,539 layer eggs set a total of 623,841 saleable chicks (50%. 1% pullet chicks and 49.9% cockerel chicks) were hatched; the saleable chicks value wot 74.7% of eggs set and S9.9% of fertile eggs. In both broilers and layers fertility declined with advancing age of the breeders. The problems observed and their possible solutions have been discussed
Description: Article Published in the Journal of Science and Technology,Vol.18, No.1,February,1998
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4757
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