Disinfection of hatching eggs is one of the CCP’s (critical control points) that plays an important role in the global hygiene management of hatcheries. Its aim is to reduce the entrance of pathogens into the hatchery and to minimize the negative effects of them on hatchery results. After being laid, the egg is constantly exposed to contaminations. It is crucial to destroy micro-organisms while they are still on the egg shell. Once micro-organisms penetrate the shell, they reach the shell membrane within minutes and are protected from the disinfectant.
Disinfecting hatching eggs by fumigating or cold fogging them with a disinfectant solution is a practice which is widely used and appreciated. Mainly because during this procedure the eggs don’t get wet and the protocol also can be fully automated. Extensive field research of CID LINES has shown that the relation between the droplet size of the vapour (“fog”), the contact angle (wettability), the type and concentration of the chemicals used, have a huge impact on the success of the disinfection results of the hatching eggs. To create this optimal fog for maximum disinfection results, CID LINES offers a spraying nozzle (ask your CID LINES local dealer for more information)