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

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

  1. chicknlove

    chicknlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish that was my picture!! haha I pick mine up too. I use an led flashlight and an old candle holder I painted and turned into a candling devise [​IMG]
     
  2. MotorcycleChick

    MotorcycleChick Gone quackers

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    Are you trying to say something? :-D
     
  3. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    I ordered a six dollar candler, but it just looks like a flashlight to me.
     
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  4. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    It was post 1391

    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.
     
  5. chicknlove

    chicknlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I held out, I didn't think that I could do it! Well besides yesterday. I didn't candle at all today.. I will candle tomorrow morning though! I hope I can get a good picture to share.
     
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  6. MotorcycleChick

    MotorcycleChick Gone quackers

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    I use a toilet paper tube.

    No fire hazard. 99-102* isn't all that hot. Any carton will do. Most use styrofoam. I think there is a picture in SallySunshine's article.
     
  7. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    I have to clean it and test everything tomorrow. Is there a guide on how to put them in the Bator? Mine is just round and flat.[​IMG]
     
  8. chicknlove

    chicknlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a picture of what MC is talking about. This one was left in the bator even during the hatch.
     
  9. MotorcycleChick

    MotorcycleChick Gone quackers

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    Now you've gone and done it! Begun the "to hatch upright or in a carton " debate. I'm a lay down kinda person. Daxi, do whichever.
     
  10. chicknlove

    chicknlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I do too, it was just a picture I pulled off google.
     

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