What’s New

Whats New

July 21 2021

Version 8.0.3

This adds some validation code to the movement type form to ensure that the user selects that the entry is either an Acquisition, Disposition or Movement. If a Movement it enforces  the location the bird is moved to be filled in.
June 28 2021

Version 8.0.2

This release fixes and issue where the CITES logo was not always being added to the PDF CITES application if the PDF was created directly rather than through a print preview option.

May 29 2021

Version 8.0.1

This is a minor release which has a preferences setting to allow you to auto print the egg report when you hatch an egg.


Tick this box on the printing page of the preferences if you want to auto print the egg report when you hatch an egg.



May 28 2021

Version 8.0

We are please to announce the release of version 8.0 of AIMS.

In this release we have added:

Auto update

This enables AIMS to download and install updates automatically.  You no longer have to download files and run them yourself.

Please see the link below for details

Auto Update

Egg Report

On page one of the egg form if you click on the print Icon AIMS will print for you a report for the egg.  This is a 4 part report:

  1. Data form page one and two
  2. Egg weight data from page three
  3. Movement data form page four
  4. Egg graph

For output you have the options of Print, PDF, Preview

Head count report

This is a stock report that gives for each location a count by species of males, females, total number fo birds in location.

This was requested by a user to do a quick headcount of their large number of birds.

May 13 2021

7.5.3 Released

Updated the A10 description field to fit more information into it.

If the parent species and their A10 information was included and the parent species name or their ring numbers were long the information would not all fit into the field.

The font size has been reduced to give more space and we have aded a checkbox in the preferences to include or exclude the parent species from the description.

The legislation does not require that the parent species ins included, just their ring number and A10 number if known.

Entry on CITES page

Entry on A10 page

These are in fact the same field, so unticked one will untick the other.

The default is unticked

With species

Without species


Added box on growth form to put chick ID colour.

Many of us colour mark our chicks to identify them until they are rung.

We have added a box at the top of the growth form for this, rather then just pt a blob of colour anywhere.


May 10 2021

7.5.1 Release

This fixes and issue with the file name allocated by AIMS when creating individual CITES and A10 applications.

The bulk applications were not affected by this.

May 9 2021

7.5.0 Release

We are please to announce the release of version 7.5.0 of AIMS

The main feature in this release is Bulk CITES and A10 Applications,
just in time for breeder who will be ringing their chicks about now

This allows you to make CITES permit or A10 applications for a batch of birds all at the same time.

If you had a brooder room with 20 chicks in it that you had just rung you can create the A10 Certificate or CITES Export applications for ALL of them in one go with just two mouse clicks.  One to select the brooder room on the control  and the second to click on the generate application button.

See link for details on this – Bulk CITES and A10 applications

Other additions

Added option in the incubation preferences so that when you pip an egg you will not be asked if you want to move it to the hatcher, you will just be taken to the new entry for the hatcher.  This saves time when piping eggs.

If left unchecked you will be asked if you want to move the egg to the hatcher

Fix an issue in Irish CITES and A10 applications.

If you have a female egg note there is now a button below that to allow you to automatically print the note with your pip labels.

Completely rebuilt the way AIMS prints and added a new much nicer print preview toolbar which has lots of new features – Need to document this.

Minor tweaks and data checking routines.


April 17 2021

7.4.17 Release

We have added a new view egg by option in the egg control

View eggs by date into incubator

This order the eggs in an incubator by the date they were placed into the machine.  This was requested by a user who has  front loading incubators and puts their eggs into the incubator in sequence.  This allows them to locate eggs for weighing by their location in the incubator.

Added the number of days since last weight in the egg title bar

This shows you at a  glance when you last weighed the egg.  Useful when weighing eggs in a machine and you have moved an egg weighted in the same session into that machine, so you don’t try to weight it twice in the same day.  AIMS will warn you if you do that.

It also allows you to see if you have missed any eggs by simply moving through the eggs in the egg control for each machine when you have finished weighing them.

Reduced support emails sent

When you have an error AIMS sends an email to support staff so we can see if we need to fix anything in the code.

If a field that needs to be filled in is not and you try to save the record AIMS used to in some cases send an email to support staff.  We have now adjusted the code so it will only send the email on real errors in code rather than the user not entering data in required fields, or entering invalid data that AIMS picks up on and informs the user.

A few tweaks in code to speed up a few items in saving egg records.

April 11 2021

7.4.16 release

When using artificial insemination it’s important to be able to predict when the next egg will be laid.

AIMS has two new ways of assisting you in this.
Both of these use the mean laid time for the calculations.

Shows you the hours since last egg


Predict the date and time of the next egg based on historical lay dates and times.

This is brought up from a button the egg page for any egg and if left open will refresh as you moved between eggs in the egg control.


Notes on how to populate this can be found here:


Added the ability to enter the female egg notes into the pip notes automatically.

When you enter a value in the egg note filed for a female a check box becomes visible when you save the record.  If you tick this the note will be added as a note on the pip page of the egg as well as the main egg notes.  This is useful for females which eggs have issues hatching so as to remind you of this on the pip labels






April 6 2021

7.4.15 Release

Added a button on the first page of the egg form to allow users to clear the incubator set in if they have entered an incubator here by mistake.

The incubator is only filled in on page one if the egg started incubation in an incubator.  If it started under a bird you leave it blank and then when you take the egg you enter a movement from the aviary to your incubator on the egg movement tab.

Fixed an issue where if using regression to calculate the fresh weight of the egg it was not always filling in the fresh weight entry.

If you use regression you should think about measuring the egg then AIMS will use a Kw to calculate the fresh weight which is much more accurate than regression after a few days of incubation.

Reconfigured the code which makes the decisions on how fresh weight is calculated.  This now, hopefully, covers all possible combinations of date ranges and weight entries the user can make and traps for all errors in the data.

Finally managed to stop the Kw for popping up twice when it was used.

If you want to bring the form up again just set the Kw value to 0 and it will fire the form, if the date ranges etc dictate that it should come up.

Changes some code around to speed up things a little more