• INCUBATION
    AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

    INCUBATION

    Incubation is the process of providing fertilised eggs with optimum conditions of temperature, relative humidity and ventilation necessary for the development of chicks and their successful hatching.   Types of Incubation There are two types of incubation. These are: 1) Natural Incubation: The natural incubation is done by the hen itself, after having a number of eggs. The hen gets broody i.e ., it stops laying in order to incubate the eggs already laid. The hen lays up to 15 eggs and stops. It sits on the eggs and provides all conditions of temperature, relative humidity and ventilation required for the chicks to develop and hatch. It also turns its…

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