Calibrating the incubator, why is it important?

The importance of calibration !


Calibrating incubators in the hatchery is crucial for several reasons: a 2-minute read


1. Temperature Accuracy:
Incubators need to maintain precise temperature levels for successful egg incubation.

Calibration ensures that the temperature settings on the incubator match the actual temperature inside.

Even small deviations can significantly impact the development of the embryos.


2. Humidity Control:
Proper humidity levels are essential for the development of the embryos.

Calibration ensures that the incubator's humidity settings accurately reflect the moisture content inside.

Incorrect humidity levels can lead to issues such as excessive moisture loss or bacterial growth, affecting hatch rates and chick quality.

Not enough egg weight loss and the chick will not be able to pip and suffocate.

Too much egg weight loss and the chick will be dry and won't be able to hatch on its own from the eggshell.


3. Uniformity:
Calibration helps ensure uniform conditions throughout the incubator.

Inconsistent temperatures or humidity levels can result in uneven development among eggs,

leading to variations in hatching times and chick quality.


4. Hatchability:
Accurate calibration directly influences hatchability rates.

If the conditions inside the incubator are not optimal, there is a risk of lower hatch rates,

increased embryonic mortality, and compromised chick health.


5. Quality of Chicks:
Calibrating incubators contributes to the production of healthy and robust chicks.

Properly calibrated incubators support the normal growth and development of embryos,

reducing the likelihood of deformities or health issues in the hatched chicks.


6. Economic Impact:
Efficient calibration helps optimize hatchery operations and reduce production costs.

Higher hatch rates mean more viable chicks, contributing to the economic success of the hatchery.


7. Data Accuracy:
Monitoring and recording temperature and humidity data are common practices in hatcheries.

Calibrating incubators help maintain accuracy in these records, enabling hatchery managers to make informed decisions based on reliable data.


8. Risk Mitigation:
Regular calibration is a preventive measure that helps identify and address potential issues before they negatively impact the hatchery's overall performance.

It reduces the risk of unexpected problems during the incubation process.


EMKA Hatchery Equipment supplies a range of calibration equipment from physical calibration units containing thermometer and

hygrometer for any incubator as well as electronic units for temperature, humidity and CO2 calibration.

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