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Table 2 Effects of the interaction between storage period and position, storage period and egg size, and egg size and position on chicks hatched and hatchability percentage

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*position
 1Down40.67 ± 0.7890.37 ± 1.74
Up42.67 ± 0.3394.82 ± 0.74
 4Down37.33 ± 1.4882.96 ± 3.29
Up40.33 ± 0.6789.63 ± 1.48
 7Down41.67 ± 0.5392.59 ± 1.17
Up42.00 ± 0.5893.30 ± 1.28
 10Down39.33 ± 0.6787.41 ± 1.48
Up37.67 ± 1.2483.70 ± 2.75
 13Down34.33 ± 0.7376.30 ± 1.61
Up36.33 ± 1.1380.74 ± 2.51
Position*size
 DownLarge40.00 ± 0.6088.89 ± 1.34
Medium41.60 ± 0.4692.44 ± 1.01
Small37.80 ± 1.2184.00 ± 2.68
 UpLarge38.40 ± 0.9885.33 ± 2.19
Medium39.80 ± 0.9788.44 ± 2.16
Small37.80 ± 0.8884.00 ± 1.95
Period*size
 1Large41.50 ± 0.4392.20 ± 0.95
Medium43.00 ± 0.3795.56 ± 0.81
Small40.50 ± 1.1890.00 ± 2.61
 4Large35.00 ± 1.3977.78 ± 3.09
Medium42.00 ± 0.3793.33 ± 0.81
Small39.50 ± 0.7687.78 ± 1.70
 7Large42.50 ± 0.4394.40 ± 0.95
Medium41.50 ± 0.7692.22 ± 1.70
Small41.50 ± 0.7692.22 ± 1.70
 10Large39.50 ± 0.4387.78 ± 0.95
Medium41.00 ± 0.3791.11 ± 0.81
Small35.00 ± 0.9777.78 ± 2.15
 13Large37.50 ± 0.4383.33 ± 0.95
Medium36.00 ± 1.3980.00 ± 3.09
Small32.50 ± 0.4372.22 ± 0.95
Period*position **
Period*size **
Position*size **
  1. Large ≥ 70 g, medium 65–69 g, small 60–64 g. NS not significant, Down air cell facing downwards, Up air cell facing upwards. *Significant at P < 0.05