Yield traits of geese of different origins reared in Turkey I. Hatching traits


Tilki M. , İnal Ş.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.28, no.1, pp.149-155, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.149-155
  • Keywords: goose, egg production, fertility rate, hatchability, egg weight loss, HATCHABILITY

Abstract

This study was carried out to determine the hatching traits of geese of different origins reared in Turkey. In the experiment, geese were selected from different regions of Turkey, (Kars-INRA), Isparta-Armutlu, Konya-Baskuyu and Konya-Tatlicak): 20 female and 4 male 2-year-old geese were used. Egg production was 39.4, 13.0, 11.4 and 12.6 eggs/geese, and egg laying period was 133, 75, 60 and 73 days, respectively. There were statistically significant differences between the original egg weight and hatched chick weight (P < 0.01). Egg weight loss proportions during incubation for the experimental groups were 12.92, 11.44, 11.38 and 12.22%, respectively.