Disinfection in chicken hatch incubators


Issues in chicken incubators without disinfection:

  • Once micro-organisms penetrate the shell, they reach the membrane within minutes and are resistant to the disinfectant
  • High chicken mortality and poor chicken growth
  • Decreased or uneven chicken hatch
  • Spread of bacteria in membranes

Solution: Automatic disinfection before hatching process

Disinfection is part of the basis for running a successful hatchery. If just one contaminated egg should crack within the incubator, it could jeopardize the entire batch. Bacteria may spread to other eggs or newly hatched chicks.

It is very important to disinfect the eggs after they have been laid.
Once micro-organisms penetrate the shell, they reach the  membrane within minutes and are resistant to the disinfectant. The eggs should also be disinfected before they enter the incubator during the last days before hatching.



Chicken incubator

Example of Systems / Products used for this solution

Hydraulic nozzles:         KBN series                KB series



  • Higher hatch rate
  • Lower mortality rate
  • Formalin-free disinfection
  • No risk of overdosing


KBN series hydraulic nozzle

Royal Pas Reform and Ikeuchi

Example of how our KBN series nozzles were combined with the hatch incubator of Royal Pas Reform. The two nozzles can be seen just below the rotors.




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