Tables : Effect Of Storage Conditions On Egg Weight

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3.0 RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
3.1: Effect of Storage Conditions on Egg Weight
Tables 1- 2 show the results of effect of storage conditions on eggs weight (chicken eggs and quail eggs). The weight of chicken eggs stored at ambient condition (control), moist sawdust, refrigerator and those that were dipped in oil reduced from 63.61-60.03g, 63.11-60.99g, 61.12-59.41g and 66.12-65.79g respectively. While the weight of quail eggs stored at ambient condition (control), moist sawdust, refrigerator and those that were dipped in oil reduced from10.39-9.61g, 10.01-9.58g, 10.11-9.25g and 10.02-9.72g. The average percentage losses observed in chicken eggs stored at ambient condition (control), moist sawdust, refrigerator and those that were dipped in oil were 5.63%, 3.36%, 2.80% and 0.50% respectively. While the average percentage losses observed in quail eggs stored at ambient condition (control), moist sawdust, refrigerator and those that were dipped in oil were 7.51%, 4.30%, 8.5% and 2.99% respectively. The storage conditions significantly influenced the weight of both chicken and quail eggs at 95% confidence level. It was observed that as the storage period progressed the eggs weight decreased. The weight loss might be as a result of respiratory activities of the eggs, which releases water vapour, carbon dioxide, ammonia, nitrogen and hydrogen sulphide gas during storage (Alsobayel and Albadey, 2011; Jin et al., 2011).

3.2: Effect of Storage Conditions on Egg Albumen Index

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