Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi 2017 , Vol 23 , Issue 6
Effect of LED Lighting during Incubation of Fayoumi Eggs on Hatchability and Chick Performance
Karim EL-SABROUT
1Department of Poultry Production, Faculty of Agriculture (El-Shatby), P.O. Box 21545, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, EGYPT DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2017.18025 This study aims to evaluate the effect of LED lighting during incubation of Fayoumi eggs on hatchability and hatch chick performance. The experiment was carried out in three groups with total number of 2100 eggs. Eggs were incubated 24 h of complete darkness (G1); 24 h of complete LED lighting (G2); and 12 h of LED lighting then 12 h of darkness (G3). From the obtained results, there were no effects of LED lighting on hatchability percent and dead embryos. There were significant differences observed in chick performance among the three groups, chick weight at hatch was the heaviest in group of eggs exposed to complete LED lighting during incubation (G2) with high vitality percent. Keywords : Chicken