Incubation and (broiler) parent stock management 2024

Field of interest
4 weeks

Learn how to give advice about incubation, breeder management and hatching relationship, breakout and chick quality, and calculate hatchery capacity, with the study "Incubation and (broiler) parent stock management".

  • 4.180,-
  • 4 weeks
  • Barneveld
  • Small groups

For whom

This course is geared toward:

  • managers in the field of incubation and poultry breeding
  • poultry extension officers
  • teachers and instructors

Training date

4 March 2024 – 28 March 2024


These training themes are included throughout this programme:

  • management of broiler parent stock
  • nutrition of broiler parent stock
  • recording
  • embryology and hatching, including related
  • practises, climate, and hatch assessments
  • hatchery planning
  • economics
  • excursions to leading hatcheries


When you complete this study, you can advise others about incubation aspects, describe the relation between breeder management and hatching results, assess breakout and chick quality, and calculate the required hatchery capacity to prepare a high-quality layout.

Application deadline

Scholarship: Apply before 3 October 2023 if you want to take part in this course with a scholarship (OKP).

Alternative funding: if you are applying with alternative (own) funding you can apply up to 2 months prior to the start of the programme.