Small Scale Incubation in Uganda

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1961
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Trail J. C. M.
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The incubation results obtainable in Uganda and the costs of production by African farmers were examined. The average fertility of eggs for hatching was 83 per cent, the hatchability of fertile eggs 77 per cent and the hatchability of all eggs set 63 per cent to 64 per cent. The cost of production of day-old chicks by an experienced African farmer hatching all the year round was Sh. 1/15 per chick, the cost of hatching a small number of replacements each year was Sh. 1/52 per chick. Generally speaking it is advantageous for a small-scale African farmer to purchase his replacement stock from a reputable large-scale poultry breeding establishment.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XXVII (No. 1), p. 53-54
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