Avian Egg Incubation Workshop

24th - 28th Feb 2020

International Centre for Birds of Prey

Are you looking to improve the captive breeding of avian species in your facility – up your success rate in artificial incubation or improve the work happening in your global projects?   This course in avian incubation is run at the ICBP in collaboration with ...

Are you looking to improve the captive breeding of avian species in your facility – up your success rate in artificial incubation or improve the work happening in your global projects?  

This course in avian incubation is run at the ICBP in collaboration with Susie Kasielke of Toledo Zoo and is aimed at anyone working with breeding birds and especially those involved in artificial incubation. The course is five days of intensive teaching, discussions and practical sessions. The course covers a host of incubation topics including:  

Egg formation and structure 

Embryo developmental stages 

Hatchery design and management 

Incubation equipment and techniques 

Candling and egg weightloss management 

Hatching and hatching assistance 

Troubleshooting problems during incubation and development 

This BIAZA certified course gives participants the skills and knowledge to improve their techniques, the opportunity to listen to and share ideas in an open forum and pick the brains of leading incubation experts. Course content is valuable for all experience levels and roles including bird keepers, aviculturists, veterinarians, curators and others. Ideal for beginners as well as those with incubation experience looking to improve their knowledge and facility management.  

Mornings are spent in the classroom for lectures and discussion, afternoons are practical lab sessions working with chicken embryos at all stages of development – the ideal model for development of other species. 

The course is limited to 20 places, the cost of £650 includes:  

Five full days of teaching 9am to 5:30pm approx. 

All course materials 

Meals; breakfast, lunch (all five days) and dinner (Monday to Thursday) 

We are unable to offer accommodation for the course but can offer suggestions on places to stay locally.  

Deposit of £150 required upon booking – payment in full due by 31st January 2020  

To book for or more information please email Karen Riley;  

International Centre for Birds of Prey
Newent
Gloucestershire
GL18 1JJ