Effects of Different Storage Durations of Japanese Quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica) Eggs on Their Hatching Chick Rates and Live Weight Gains

Karabayir A.

JOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND VETERINARY ADVANCES, cilt.9, ss.1358-1361, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 9 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3923/javaa.2010.1358.1361
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1358-1361


This study has been conducted to examine hatching performance, fertility rate and hatching chick rate of the quail eggs which have been stored in different durations. Moreover, live weight gains of obtained chicks from the quail eggs have also been examined. Eggs to be hatched have been stored for durations of 1, 4, 7 and 10 days. The difference of 10 day-stored eggs were found statistically significant (p < 0.05) compared to other egg groups stored for different durations in relation to their hatching performance, fertility rate, hatching chick rate and live weight gain increases. Best results were obtained from the 7 days stored eggs. The hatching performance of this egg group was 74%, fertility rate was 82%, hatching chick rate was 90% and live weight increase was 44.40 g.