The Effect of Floor Differences in Cages on the Incubation Results and Live Weight of Japanese Quails


JOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND VETERINARY ADVANCES, vol.11, no.8, pp.1204-1207, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


This study was carried out to assess the effects of floor differences in cages on the incubation results of quails and live weight. This study was performed in the test units present in Quail Research Department of Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Technological and Agricultural Research Center (TETAM) and in the Department of Animal Science of Agricultural Faculty. About 108 hatching eggs were collected from each floor of five story breeding cage to be a group and put into the machine. The results of incubation were calculated at the end of incubation period. The best results were seen in the eggs obtained from the 4th floor. Here, the hatching performance of 72%, fertility rate of 90% and hatching chick of 80%, respectively. The quail hatches based on the groups in cages were grown up in five different groups for a period of 5 weeks. At the end of the 5th week, the highest value with 183.96 g averaged live weight was reached in. the quails obtained from the 4th floor. Variance Analysis Technique was used for the statistical evaluation of the data obtained.