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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Article Title

Incubation

Authors

R V. Vagg

Keywords

Eggs, Incubation, poultry, Western Australia

First Page Number

197

Last Page Number

211

Abstract

TH E artificial incubation of eggs is not a recent innovation. For many centuries, some species of birds—our mallee-hen being a typical example—have hatched out their eggs by the heat generated in mounds of decaying vegetation.Furthermore, they have shown considerable skill in maintaining the mounds at uniform temperatures throughout the hatching period.

A number of reptiles employ similar methods to hatch their eggs, although in these instances there does not seem to be the same need for carefully-controlled temperatures

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