Abstract: In this study, the effects of storage period of rock partridge eggs on hatchability characteristics and embryonic deaths were examined. In the study, a total number of 752 eggs which were obtained from a herd of rock partridges at 41 weeks of age were used. In different storage periods (1-14 days), no significant effect of storage period on hatchability performances of the partridge eggs was observed. Long storage time did not affect the hatchability of partridge eggs. It was observed that embryonic deaths in late period were more (not statistically significant) than early or medium periods. The least embryonic deaths were observed at early periods. As a result, it can be stated that, 14 days of partridge egg storage have no negative effect on hatchability results.
Orhan Ozbey and Fikret Esen , 2007. The Effect of Storage Period on Hatchability Characteristics of Rock Partridges (Alectoris graeca) . Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 6: 466-469.