7th Annual BYC New Year's Day 2016 Hatch-A-Long

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by ronott1, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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  2. LocalYokel

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    These are great and right around $20
    You can also get a 12 v lighter socket with battery clamps already on the other end for like $10
     
  3. Laurel Meadows

    Laurel Meadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whoa!! Those are really dirty. No way can you put them in the bator like that!!
    You are still going to risk bacteria getting inside if you wash them though. But in my opinion, the lesser of 2 evils in your situation is to wash them in warm water. Not cold it will pull the nasty stuff into the egg. Not too hot, it can damage the embryo. I would ask for some clean replacements from the seller myself.
     
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  4. Laurel Meadows

    Laurel Meadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How's yer head feeling today bama? ;-)
     
  5. LocalYokel

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  6. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    Yes!
     
  7. Sally Sunshine

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    thank you sweets![​IMG]
     
  8. bamadude

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    Terrible but thanks for asking
     
  9. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    Yes, you can safely wash them. Use warm water to get the stuff off--the theory is that using water warmer than the egg will not force bacteria into the egg--It's a thermal properties thing.

    Then rinse them in a weak bleach solution--1TBL bleach per gallon of water, contact time one minute.

    This will not remove the bloom and I have cleaned dirty eggs--they hatched fine for me.
     
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  10. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    New Contest added and thread started announcement!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...number-7-contest-guess-the-number-of-eggs-set

    Guess the number of eggs set contest:

    Contest number 7 Guess the number of egg set for the Hatch a long.

    Deadline: December 14, 2015(after Quail set day)
    Prize: BYC Calendar

    • Open to Hatch a long members
    • Must enter guess in the contest thread:
    • No duplicate guesses and one entry per member
    • Winner announced after After Dec. 14th.


    Good luck!

    Tip, use the search the thread feature so that you do not duplicate a guess.
     

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