Accession Number : AD0619720

Title :   EFFECT OF SONIC BOOMS ON THE HATCHABILITY OF CHICKEN EGGS,

Corporate Author : REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAB (AFLC) KELLY AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Heinemann,Jack M. ; LeBrocq,Eric F. ,Jr.

Report Date : FEB 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Strain-cross White Leghorn hatching eggs were incubated in an area subjected to 30 or more sonic booms per day throughout the 21 days required to hatch chicken eggs. The overpressures of these sonic booms, created by USAF supersonic F-104 aircraft, were equal to or much greater than those normally produced by operational military aircraft or the proposed civilian supersonic transport (SST). The hatchability of the eggs exposed to the sonic booms was not lower than that of unexposed eggs or to previous hatches of this strain in a commercial hatchery. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SONIC BOOM, DAMAGE), (*EGGS, SONIC BOOM), CHICKENS, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), EMBRYOS, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT, VETERINARY MEDICINE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE