I am Dr. T.K. Roy. I am speaking on behalf
of Expert Village. The main purpose of the incubation room is to simulate the natural
process of hatching in an artificial way by putting the eggs in a hatching machine. Here
you see an egg tray containing 30 chicken eggs. Now these are brown-shelled eggs that
is produced by brown feathered poultry and this is a white egg from a white plumaged
poultry. Now there are different sizes also. Now these are very small, this must be from
the hen that has newly started laying and this is the big size maybe from the older
birds. But you see, this particular egg is very dirty. When it was collected from the
nest, the nest was not very clean so it has accumulated dirt on it and dirty eggs spoil
very early. So care should be taken to clean it up as soon as it is laid or collected from
the nest. So instead of putting it in a bucket of water, it is better to clean them dry.
That is you can take some sandpaper, you can take some cloth, and very slowly you remove
the dirt and keep it in your store. You can keep the eggs seven days in summer months
and about 10-12 days in winter months before it gets spoiled. We are to select the sound
egg, the big size egg and the proper shaped eggs. So after the selection, when there are
incubators, not many of them, out the eggs with the broad end up inside the incubators.
The temperature is maintained at 102 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the incubation period
of 21 days. Chicken eggs require 21 days to hatch. Duck eggs can also be hatched by this
machine and the time requirement is 28 days and the temperature variation a little high
humidity and temperature for the duck eggs. Thank you very much.