We were approached by a hatchery owner during the covid 19 period. he lost a batch due to unstable temperature in one of their hatchery unit. Later the issue was identified with the cabling of the heater, resulted in a big loss.
Because we manufacture hatchery controllers, He approached us for a solution. The Live Hatchery Monitoring software and controller were developed by our team as an addon to existing controllers or as a stand-alone controller as the solution for hatcheries.
The customer was able to gain a better understanding of their yield results by analyzing their data with our software. They were able to increase the hatchability in their hatchery by applying changes they made based on this knowledge.
We made this solution to help hatcheries and hatchery machine manufacturer to diagnose issues, reduce the risk of loss and improve hatchability.
Hatch Success Starts in the Hatchery
Hatch success starts in the hatchery. The eggs you select, how they are handled in the hatchery and what happens during incubation can all have an impact on hatchability. Temperature and humidity play a critical role in successful hatching. Hatching egg mortality is greatly influenced by temperature and humidity control during incubation.
In order to maximize hatchability, it’s important to monitor these two factors at regular intervals throughout your incubation process. A combination of knowledge and technology can help producers get a better handle on these variables and improve efficiency on their farm or hatchery unit (UH).
In a chicken hatchery, even small changes in temperature and humidity matter.
If you’re a chicken hatchery owner, you know how important it is to maintain a constant temperature and humidity level. The eggs in your incubators are very fragile while they’re developing, and any changes to those conditions can negatively impact hatchability.
At times, changes in the key parameters of a system can be due to multiple reasons. Some of them are power fluctuations, door improper closing, parameter configuration issues, and many more. The most common ones include power failure and Heater/Controller or Wiring issues.
Tracking Temperature and Humidity Across Multiple Incubators to Increase Hatchery Efficiency
Temperature and humidity control are vital to successful hatchery management, as they can impact embryo viability, chick quality and overall hatchability. In this section we will look at how you can use technology to optimize your temperature and humidity levels across multiple incubators in order to increase your hatchery efficiency.
The online indicates that the machines is running and the data in the software is live.
You will get live hatchery information like – Running temperature, Running Humidity, Safety Sensor Reading, Egg tray turning delay, No of turn rotations from your Hatchery Monitoring Software
Monitoring Temperature Across multiple machineries
It can be from multiple locations in the world, all hatchery units can be visualized in our software.
Operator Monitoring with Motion Sensing
A unique feature of our solution is that it detects when an operator is near, and then shows time indicating some kind of operation is carried out, like door opening, adjusting configuration, loading or unloading the tray etc. The advantage is that the key parameters all can be viewed with respect to the operator indications
The Importance of Monitoring Temperature & Humidity
Temperature changes during the incubation process have a significant impact on hatching rates due to their effect on embryonic development. In general, an increase of 2° Celsius (3.6° Fahrenheit) above optimum results in a decrease of 0.5-1% hatchability while a drop below optimum by 1° C (1.8° F) lowers hatchability by 3%. Likewise, humidity levels also affect hatchability but not as much as temperature does; however if humidity is too low it can negatively impact embryo development or cause dehydration which may damage feathers or membranes resulting in reduced chick quality or death after hatching
Accurate Humidity and Temperature Monitoring for Better Hatchery Control
Accurate humidity and temperature monitoring is critical for improving hatchery efficiency. The best way to monitor these variables is with a hatchery monitoring controller and software that reads the current conditions in your hatchery and sends data directly to your computer or tablet. This allows you to get real-time readings of the environment inside your incubators, as well as record historical data for future reference.
our RD250 Hactchey monitoring system will help you avoid issues such as low hatchability due to unstable incubation temperatures/humidity/operations, by providing early warning signs before it’s too late. By checking the software data, the Operator can make adjustments at any time without having to rely on guesswork or intuitions — and this means Increases hatchability with Quality Yield!
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No matter what hatchery you’re working in, it’s important to monitor and log its key metrics. If you want to ensure that your eggs are protected from machine anomalies, then consider investing in a hatchery monitoring system that has built-in sensors for humidity, temperature, and other key metrics.