Hormone-mediated maternal stress affects embryonic development during incubation without adverse effect on chick weight and body composition

Babacanoglu E. , YALÇIN S.

BRITISH POULTRY SCIENCE, vol.55, no.2, pp.186-193, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00071668.2013.878784
  • Title of Journal : BRITISH POULTRY SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.186-193


1. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of maternal stress (MS) induced by supplementing the hen's diet with 2 mg/hen/d dietary corticosterone (CORT) on embryonic development, biochemical blood parameters and hatching performance of broiler chicks.