Avian Egg Incubation Workshop 19-23 February 2018

The Avian Egg Incubation Workshop run at the ICBP in collaboration with Susie Kasielke from Toledo Zoo is a five-day, intensive course designed for those working with breeding birds and especially those involved in artificial incubation of eggs.  The material is valuable for all experience levels and roles, including zoo keepers, aviculturists, veterinarians, curators and others.  Mornings will be spent in the classroom for lecture and discussion.  Afternoons are spent in the lab, working with chicken embryos at all stages of development, the ideal model for development of all bird species.  The course is limited to 20 participants which ensures plenty of one-on-one interaction.

The Cost for the five-day course is


This does include lunch and refreshments for each day of the course but does not include accommodation

Topics include:

  • egg formation & structure
  • embryo development & extraembryonic membranes
  • factors affecting hatchability
  • hatchery design & management
  • candling
  • egg weight loss management
  • egg repair
  • in ovo embryo sexing
  • hatching assistance
  • managing eggs in the nest
  • egg necropsy
  • chick husbandry

For more information please contact:

International Centre for Birds of Prey

Boulsdon House

Newent, Gloucestershire

GL18 1JJ

United Kingdom

e-mail:  info@icbp.org

phone:  +44 01531-820286

About - Susie Kasielke

Avian Biologist for the Toledo Zoo & Aquarium, has been teaching the Avian Egg Incubation Workshop for 25 years and strives to improve the course with each session.  She is a graduate of the University of California’s Avian Sciences Department and developed the incubation and rearing protocols for the critically endangered California condor and many other species at the Los Angeles Zoo, where she was curator of birds for 15 years.


Inspiring others to join us in caring for animals and conserving the natural world.