hello everyone, i havent been on this thread in some time, just soooo busy.
today is day 47 for my 3 eggs, one is chirping and scratching and i do believe will be hatching soon! ( i am SOO nervous)
also, if it hatches sometime tonight i am a little unprepared, i only have betadine scrub, and unfortunetly it might not be 100% sterile and uncontaminated. is there anything else i can use on the belly buttons of the chick if it hatches before i get to the store tomorrow??
can i use the betadine i have, or rubbing alcohol? peroxide?
you only need betadine (or a 7% iodine solution) if the navel is open... if it's closed up you really don't need to swab it.. though some people still do
gentain violet also works.. but most people don't have it on hand since iodine solution seems to be easier to find in most drugstores .. I think gentain violet stains even more than iodine does!