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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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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Ways to relax at home

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After a long day of studying and working, some people just want to head straight home and simply let their hair down. The thing is not many of them know how to relax healthily, e.g. drinking till hangover and eating in excess with friends. In today’s article, we will show you some interesting and healthy ways that you can relax right at home

Refresh oneself

After a long day of working, the first thing you need is to take a shower or even a bath to get rid of all that worries and stress. Do so real gently and thoroughly and your body will feel refreshing right away. If you don’t already have this habit, try to form it. It will only do you good.

Culinary activities

Culinary activities

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Or in layman term cooking and baking. When you get home from work, your energy has been sapped and you will need something to bring back your energy level. Eating out is good but it is sometimes too expensive and unhygienic. You want to add nutritious fuel to your body, not a bunch of chemical and unhygienic stuff. Therefore, if you don’t already know how to cook, learn it. You will always be in need of it.

Get physical

For some people, the way to get rid of stress and worries is do some exercise. Depend on your current mood, there are always exercises suitable for it. Simple jumping jacks and push up or even yoga is enough to restore your inner balance. The exercise doesn’t have to be boring and monotonous; you can play your favorite songs in the background and move to their rhythm. Once you are on fire, it will be really hard to stop

Singing

singing and listening to the music

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A funny saying on the internet: if you have a bad day, try singing, you will see that your voice is worse than your problems. Well, it is just a joke but it is true that when you sing, your stress level will decrease dramatically. You don’t have to be a good singer to speak with rhythm and melody. You don’t even need dan karaoke hay” to do it, just find the lyrics online and let it out.

Listening to music

If you cannot sing out loud for any reason, try listening to music and learning the lyrics. The feeling of listening to your jam when under stressed is undoubtedly one of the best. The feeling of peace, relief, tranquility will somehow come back to you just by doing so. Therefore, put all your favorite songs into a playlist and whenever you come home stressed out, hit play and let the music do its job.

Sleep

Sleep

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If you are too stressed and too tired then the simplest thing you can do is get some sleep. Your problems won’t go away after you wake up but at least you’ll have a better mentality and attitude to deal with them.

That was the best advice that we have for you. For more articles useful like these, our website is where you want to be. Thanks for reading,

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