Story: Poultry industry

Chicken hatchery

Chicken hatchery

The hatching of chickens in an incubator is a carefully controlled operation with set conditions for temperature, humidity and ventilation, and regular egg turning. Chickens take 21–25 days to hatch under these conditions.

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Vanessa Wintle and Stacey Lepper, 'Poultry industry - Growth of the egg industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/17298/chicken-hatchery (accessed 18 October 2021)

Story by Vanessa Wintle and Stacey Lepper, published 24 Nov 2008