OPERATES WITH BEST PRACTICE EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD
The NPC Hatchery is operated with the most developed scientific methods and best practice experience around the world for the purpose of producing healthy chicks. At the Hatchery, eggs are incubated for 21 days with a capacity to provide 39 million chickens to broiler farms yearly.
ROUTINE QUALITY CONTROL
Routine quality control including data gathering, recording, and monitoring starts with the receiving of eggs up to the measuring of chick yield before moving chicks to broiler farms.
Eggs are sorted once received from the breeder’s farms and all data is recorded into a special computerized system for traceability, starting from the chick’s source.
The Hatching process is controlled by a special computerized program that monitors and records all incubation environments 24 hours. An automatic alarm system goes off immediately in case of any change in the environmental condition during the incubation period.
EGG SETTING AND INCUBATION
The egg hatching process begins with sterilization, and then eggs are smoothly moved from the hatchery room to the setter machine with accurate control to maintain the right temperature and humidity rates to avoid any shock to the embryo.
On the eighteenth day, INOVO injection method, which is the latest technology for vaccination, is given to the chick inside the egg.
The eggs are gently transferred into the hatchery trays using automated transfer equipment to allow the free movement of the chicks out of their shell at the hatching stage.
The candling method is done when eggs are transferred to hatching to enable the removal of infertile eggs.
A strict sanitation program to control contamination is implemented.
Chicks are held in a dark area where the environment is controlled properly to allow settling before transportation. Chicks are loaded into preconditioned vehicles for transportation to broiler farms.