Effect of Egg Storage Periods and Broiler Grandparent Stock Age on Embryonic Mortality

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Nattaphon Sedwong
Monticha Putsakum
Warinthorn Maneerat
Thapop Ammat
Kannika Hiransathit


The objective of this research was to study the effect of egg storage periods and broiler grandparent stock age on embryonic mortality. The experiment was distributed in a 4x3 factorial in a RCBD with four egg storage periods (7, 14, 21 and 28 days) and three broiler grandparent stock age (30, 40 and 50 weeks of age), using two houses in a closed system (blocks). A total number of 6,048 hatching eggs per housed were collected from broiler grandparent stock (COBB 500). The treatments were 12 treatment combinations and each treatment combination contained 3 replicates with 168 hatching eggs per replicates. The results showed that hatching eggs from grandparent stock at 50 weeks of age and storage for 7 days had the lowest (p<0.05) early mortality. There was no interaction (p>0.05) between egg storage periods and grandparent stock age on the total embryonic mortality, mid mortality and late mortality. For the egg storage periods, the results found that 28 days of storage had the highest (p<0.05) late mortality and total embryonic mortality. In view of breeder’s age, the results found that broiler grandparent stock at 40 weeks of age had the highest (p<0.05) total embryonic mortality.

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Sedwong, N., Putsakum, M., Maneerat, W. ., Ammat, T., & Hiransathit, K. . (2020). Effect of Egg Storage Periods and Broiler Grandparent Stock Age on Embryonic Mortality. STOU Journal of Agriculture (Online), 2(1), 51–62. Retrieved from https://so01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/stouagjournal/article/view/246600
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