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Table 1 Effects of the storage period, egg size, and egg position on the number of chicks hatched and hatchability (%)

From: Effects of storage periods and positioning during storage on hatchability and weight of the hatched chicks from different egg sizes

 Chicks hatch
Mean ± SE
% hatchability
Mean ± SE
Period (days)
 141.67 ± 0.48a92.59 ± 1.06a
 441.83 ± 0.38a92.96 ± 0.85a
 738.83 ± 0.38b86.30 ± 1.93b
 1038.50 ± 0.71b85.56 ± 1.58b
 1335.30 ± 0.70c78.52 ± 1.55c
Position
 Up38.67 ± 0.55b85.93 ± 1.22b
 Down39.80 ± 0.52a88.44 ± 1.16a
Egg size
 Small37.80 ± 0.73c84.00 ± 1.63c
 Medium40.70 ± 0.55a90.40 ± 1.23a
 Large39.20 ± 0.59b87.10 ± 1.31b
  1. Small 60–64 g, medium 65–69 g, and large ≥ 70 g. Down air cell facing downwards, Up air cell facing upwards. a,b,cMeans along the same column with different superscripts are significantly (P < 0.05) different