Choosing the best egg for incubation

Source quality
Source quality

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good incubator in your home is the first step that you’ll need to be able to hatch an egg. The next thing you would probably want to do is to look for quality eggs to be your fertile ones. And choosing eggs for incubation is always a difficult task for even veterans. So what are the factors that you need to put in consideration when choosing a fertile egg?

Check the source

Only buy eggs from good breeders that are well-known and always avoid purchase eggs from untrusted source. The delivery box should have a “fragile” note on it, I’ve received a lot of packages that come with cracked or broken eggs.

The incubation should be done as soon as you receive the egg from the breeder because they could easily get rotten after a few weeks.

Candling egg

Candling

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The process is to make sure the eggs are ready to incubate and there is an embryo inside. You could do this with a candling machine or use a strong light bulb. Just hold your hand and create a round shape enough for an egg to fit inside. Then check the inside of the egg using the light.

Egg size

It is always the best choice to choose eggs with normal shape and size. Many of you may ask why we should do this. Well, if the egg looks too big it might contain double yolk; if it’s too small, it might not have a yolk at all (you could check by using a candle machine). In both cases, the hatch ratio is 0% so it is critical to perform this process. An average chicken egg should weigh about 53g to 63g so you only need to choose egg at this range.

Egg shape

Your egg mustn’t have any abnormalities with its shape. Normal egg should have an ellipse shape with one head that is rounder than the other. You need to avoid eggs that have ridges, oblong, or overly round shape.

Egg shape

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Shell condition

The outside of your egg should be in a perfect condition, you must ensure that there isn’t any damage or crack on the egg shell. Even if there is only a thin hairline crack on it, I recommend you not to use this egg. But if you doesn’t have any alternative solution, I suggest you use sellotape or nail varnish to repair the cracks. Using a small paint brush and apply the liquid onto the surface of the egg. This will help seal the cracks but it also make the air circulation in this area become lessen.

Conclusion

And one more advice from me is that even though this process is essential, it still not guarantee a success full incubation. There is a lot of other factors that need to put on consideration, find out more best chicken egg incubator visit my website thehomejudge.

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Must-have accessories for your bedroom

Curtain and mattress
Bed room accessories

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A bedroom is where we spent more than one third of our day. For that reason, we should know how to decorate it appropriately in order to make it more sleep-friendly. In this article, we will show you just that. Here are some necessary accessories for your lovely sleep paradise:

 

Curtain and mattress

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1/ Sound-proof curtains

In order to sleep soundly at night, the room needs to be really quiet so that there is nothing to disturb your sleep. This object will keep the majority of noise outside giving you an environment conducive to slumber.

2/ Mattress

This is where you lie down straight on your back. In order to stay horizontal most comfortably, it needs to be elastic and have enough air ventilation. Try experimenting with many types of mattress and settle for the one that suits you best. Here is a list of the mattress under 500 dollars currently on the market; this should be able to help you.

3/ Blanket

A must-have item just in case it gets cold. You should a regular blanket and a heavy-duty one (a down comforter). The former will keep you warm during the night in the hot season. The latter will keep you warm even in the coldest night.

4/ Alarm clock

Bookshelves

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For average sleepers, a regular smartphone built-in alarm clock is well enough for the job. For heavy sleepers, however, something more heavy duty will be needed. You should buy an alarm clock that plays something you would like to hear when you wake up. That way, you will be more likely to wake up, get things done, and not slam the clock onto the wall on a bad hair day.

5/ Bookshelf

A good way to make your bedroom more YOU. You can go with a traditional bookshelf or go with a more modern one, whatever that suits you best. This will even help you form the habit of reading before bedtime. You get to learn something new and sleep on it, what’s more to ask for?

5/ A lamp

A perfect accessory for some light activity before bedtime. You should choose something that allows you to adjust the brightness or even turn off automatically over time. This will allow you to do some light activities, reading perhaps, before bedtime which makes it easier to fall asleep.

That is my list of must-have accessories for your bedroom. If you want to find out about other articles related to this matter, have a look at our website, you won’t be disappointed.

 

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Things to keep in mind when buying an exercise bike

Price and size
Buying exercise bike

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Riding a bike is a great way to get back into shape or to increase your level of fitness. However, not everyone can afford to hit the road on a bicycle because of the lack of time, pollution, or other reasons. However, they can still have that similar feeling using a stationary bike. With hundreds of brands and models currently on the market, buying a suitable one for you might not be a walk in a park. Hence, in this article we will give you some information to keep in mind when buying this exercise equipment.

1/ Fitness goal

Fitness goal

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For hardcore cyclist indoor cycling or a spinning bike is the way to go because it is very similar to riding an actual bike. They are also great in enhancing your strength, stamina and overall health. This is not universally applicable, i.e. not for everyone. Unless cycling is your passion, don’t go with this.

For people trying to shed some pounds, you will need something that provides you with all the necessary information to help you lose weight effectively. That is because in order to lose weight, you need to shed fat and that can only happen at a specific range of heart rate. Therefore, you will need a heart rate monitor to keep track of your performance.

2/ Comfort level

Comfort level

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For people with special medical condition like backache, riding an upright bike is like adding fuel to fire. What they need is a recumbent bike which offers reclined seat and back support, giving the user maximum comfort.

If you prefer sitting in an upright position to train your back as well as your strength, getting an upright bike is a very good idea. The seats are much wider and padded for extra comfort.

3/ Motivation

If you are easily demotivated, you would need something that can give you a wide variety of challenge.  There are some that have a wide range of preset exercises for many levels which allows you to push yourself to the limit. Then there are some that function like a video games player which allows you to lose weight while enjoying your game. Find out what keeps you interested and ask the store if they have it built in or not.

4/ Price

Price and size

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The more money you pay, the better the bike usually is and the more toys it will have. However, if you are already motivated to exercise, buying the best recumbent bike on the market is not needed. Find out what you need and how much money you have so that you don’t overspend on this machine.

5/ Size

If your available space is not so big, you can choose to buy folding bike. As the name says, you can fold and put it away when you don’t use it, which saves you some extra space.

If you have lots of free space, anything sturdy and reliable will suit you. This can range from a recumbent bike, a non-folding, an upright bike with fixed frame to even a spinning bike.

That was it from me. We hope that you will be successful in buying this device with the most reasonable price. Good luck

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How to choose a baby beach tent

Considerations
How to choose a baby beach tent

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Imagine having your kids on holidays with you, I must say it is such a wonderful family activity. Not to mention, this kind of activity could create a harmony atmosphere in the family and reduce the space between family members. And what could be better than a relaxing holiday on the sunny beach? You can play volleyball with your kids, running on the shore, or chilling under a tent. But normal tents are only for adults and they seem a little big for baby and kids. That is why you’re going to need kid tent. So how can you choose tents for your kid? It’s not difficult at all. And I’m pretty sure that after reading my post you’ll all find your own answer. Now, let’s find out how to choose the best baby beach tent.

What is a baby beach tent?

What is a baby beach tent

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This convenient item gives your baby and kid a little space to rest, relax, and sleep after playing under the boiling sun on the beach. It looks like an adult tent but a lot smaller and easier to fold, pack, and carry. And it can go beyond a simple tent, you can use it for camping in the back yard, in your kid room, or even on their bed. It’ll be so much fun and is a great way to strengthen the bonds between parent and children.

Considerations when buying a beach tent:

The product that you’re about to buy should come with a full certified ultraviolet protection. It’ll be pointless to buy a beach tent that is only used for shading. Because the sun often very bright and hot on the beach and you’ll need a proper protection for the baby under the burning sun.

It should come with sand pockets or stakes on the four corners of the tent. You should really consider this unless you want your kid tent to be blown away by the sea wind.

Considerations

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And how large you want your tent to be? It should be big and steady enough to handle all the kids but still flexible to fold and carry around. You probably don’t want to disappoint the children with a tiny tent, right?

Or if you think a baby beach tent isn’t going to be big enough, you should really consider buying a full-sized family tent. It’d definitely be bigger and harder to carry around and your kids won’t be able to use it in their room. But they’d definitely be a better choice for a family on the beach than a tiny baby tent.

I almost forget, you must check for the tent if it has any ventilation features. It’ll be horrible staying in a small tent without any windows or open-up sides.

Conclusion

Baby beach tent is a great choice for kids at the beach. With just a little research, I’m sure that you could find a good tent for your baby. Enjoy your vacation on the sunny beach. See you in my other posts.

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How to drain an above ground pool

Drying process
Above ground pool

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When winter is coming and it is freezing everywhere, it’s about time you need to drain your above ground pool. This will keep the water from freezing and damaging your pool. However, not many people know how to do this task correctly. That’s why we are here today. In this article, we will show you how to safely drain your pool so that you can use it again next year.

The reason

The reason

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To prevent the water from damaging your pool is one reason; another is to replace the water with new one. During the summer, there can be a lot of algae or debris in the pool that simply shocking the pool will have no impact at all. In addition, it could be that you need to relocate your swimming pool or any other personal reasons. The thing here is that if you do not let the water out properly, you can do some serious damage to the pool. You should only drain your pool only when you have no other option.

Enough with the reasons, now let’s get to how you can get it drained.

First, the time

The time

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The ideal time for doing this should be your day off and when the sun is shining. You are going to need a lot of time to do this because of the sheer amount of water to get rid of. A sunny day will speed up the process for you, saving you valuable time for other activities.

Next is the way to do it.

Garden hose

If you want a cheap and readily available way, do this. Common sense will tell you to use your mouth and suck the water out and then the water will automatically come out thanks to physics. You don’t have to do it, it’s dangerous and unhygienic. A better way to do it is to attach the hose to a faucet, open it to let the water into the pool for just a short period of time. Then you have to remove the hose quickly and let it lay low on the ground (lower than the pool). Siphon will handle the rest.

Electric pump

Electric pump

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A much faster and more expensive method to do so, in comparison with the other method. However, if your time is precious and you have the capital, go ahead and use this one.

No matter which method you use, keep in mind the followings:

  • Make sure that your hose can stretch far away from where you set up your pool.
  • As the water level keeps decreasing to about 12 inches, you can start removing debris in the pool
  • For garden hose method, as the water level gets lower and lower, remember to keep your hose below the water line.
  • When only a little water remains, use a plastic broom to sweep the water towards the drain to get it done quickly

Drying process

Drying process

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When almost all of the water is out and only a few droplets remain, you can begin the drying process. You can let it dry naturally under the intense heat of the sun or you can manually speed up the process.

You can use either a shop vacuum, which is extremely effective even in winter, or you can use some large towels. Either way, make sure that your pool is 100% dry before folding it and storing it away. This is to keep mold from forming and destroying your pool.

That is all you need to know regarding this matter. By following this, you are guaranteed to have the best above ground pool among all your friends. If you want to know more about this subject, don’t hesitate to visit our website.

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Hotel collection Hungarian goose down comforter review

Material
Hotel collection Hungarian goose down comforter

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What can be more satisfy than sleeping in a comfortable comforter on your bed every night? But even how many money you spend, it isn’t always guaranteed that you’ll get what you want. So in this post, I’m going to give you a detailed review of the Hotel Collection Hungarian goose down comforter and throughout down comforter guide – downcomforterguides.com.

Hotel collection Hungarian goose down comforter review

Product detail

The comforter is covered with 600 thread count pure Pima cotton cover and filled with high quality Hungarian hypoallergenic white goose down. The fill power is 700 which is quite high. All of Hotel collection products are filled with Ultra Clean Down which has been carefully purified using a special washing process so it isn’t likely to cause any allergic reaction. And it is machine washable.

Pros

Pros and cons

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The 700 fill power will definitely make you feel so warm that you wouldn’t want to leave your bed. And the hypoallergenic material is a great improvement. And the 600 luxury thread count will definitely keep your down in place. If you’re allergy to down and haven’t had the chance to try a down comforter, now is your chance. And the machine washable feature is really neat. Down quality is amazing, it’s soft, light-weighted but still very warm.

Cons

The only thing to complain is that the price is quite high for the average user so you should consider your budget before buying this.

How to choose a down comforter

Here’s how you should choose a down comforter

Fill power

fill power

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This will determine the warmth of your comforter. Depends on how you want to use it, there are 3 different categories of fill power to choose from. Bellow 300 fill power is suitable for an area with warmer winter. The 300-500 fill power has an average warmth so can be used as a year-round blanket. And the 500 and above is perfect for freezing winter. There’re also options for 900 fill power but I must say, this comforter will make you feel really hot. Unless you are living in the North Pole, you wouldn’t want to use these to sleep.

Down type

Down vs synthetic

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There are 2 different down types:

Natural down

They are often made from goose or duck down. Natural down can provide a better comfort and warmth. But sometimes, they could cause allergy to the user. And natural down usually cost more than synthetic down (obviously)

Synthetic down

This can sometimes call “alternative down” since their purpose is to replace natural down. There are many different synthetic downs, each one will have its special functions. But they often fail to deliver the quality of natural down.

Material

Material

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Thread count

The number of thread count will determine how tightly woven is the fabric. The tighter it is, there’ll be less chance for the down inside to slip out.

Fabric

This is the barrier that keeps down inside the comforter and not leaking out. A high-quality fabric is designed to keep your comforter last forever.

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