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Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 1994;7(4): 499-503.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.1994.499    Published online December 1, 1994.
Effect of egg weight and pre-incubation holding periods on hatchability of the Japanese quail eggs in different seasons
M. Salah Uddin, D. C. Paul, Q. M. E. Huque
One thousand and eighty eggs of Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix Japonica) were set into the incubator maintaining 36 treatment groups (3 egg weight groups 횞 3 seasons 횞 4 preincubation holding periods) to evaluate their hatchability performances. Holding periods had significant (p<0.05) effect on hatchability and the seasons showed significant (p<0.05) effect on chick weight. All the parameters (except fertility) were significantly (p<0.01) influenced by the egg weight. None of the parameters maintained regular trend with egg weight and pre-incubation holding periods. Significant interactions were not observed on any of the parameters (except fertility) studied. The egg weight maintained significant (p<0.05) negative correlation with fertility and positive correlation with chick weight. Eggs of medium weight (9.10 to 10.00 cm) could be hatched satisfactorily between 4 and 7 days of pre-incubation holding periods in any season of the year.
Keywords: Egg; Holding Periods; Quail; Season; Hatchability

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