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There is no Vitamin C in an egg but there are Vitamins A, B2, B12 and D.

A high incubation temperature is more damaging than a low one. 39.5 deg C will kill an embryo / chick ☹

Water intake of chickens increases with temperature and when they are in lay. It's essential to provide fresh water.

#pktips It’s better to let eggs cool (lid off) in a power-cut as metabolism & growth slows. Keeping eggs warm causes abnormal development

#pktips When chicks start to hatch – Leave the lid on the incubator so you don’t alter the humidity! Chicks will be fine for 24 hrs

#pktips A high incubation temperature is more damaging than a low one. 39.5 deg C will kill an embryo / chick ☹

#pktips Don’t forget to position incubators away from windows where sunlight might interfere with correct temperature regulation.

Chicken egg protein contains more essential amino acids than other proteins. Clever chooks ☺

#pktips The optimal hatching temperature for all poultry is around 0.3 to 0.5°C lower than the incubation temperature.

A hen’s egg is about 60% albumin (white), 29% yolk & 11% shell. Egg yolk is about 30% fat, 20% protein & 50% water.
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