Hacking eggs is a rewarding experience, however, if done incorrectly, an unhatched egg can be very disappointing. Expert egg hatchers understand that different types of eggs have different requirements to hatch. Regardless of the type of egg incubator you have, it does take a special type of knowledge and care to properly manage your hatchlings. In this guide, we will discuss specific egg hatching details: 


Type of Egg

Days of incubation

Temperature Range

Egg Turning a day

Chicken

21

99-102 degrees

3-5

Duck

26-28

99.5 degrees

5-7

Turkey 

19-35

37 degrees

Quail 

15-18 

98 degrees 

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How to Tell if A Egg is Fertile 

 

Candling your eggs is an older but successful method of learning whether your eggs are fertile. The process involves taking your eggs to a dark room and shining a bright light beneath the large end of the egg. 


Fertile eggs will show a dark spot in the middle with spider-like veins surrounding them. 


Infertile eggs will show just the yellow yolk without any signs of a growing embryo or veins. 


Candling should be done multiple times throughout the incubation process to ensure proper egg health and growth. If there is progress slows or becomes stagnant, it is possible that the embryo has died. 

Setting Up a Brooder

chicken coop, egg incubator

A brooder is your baby’s chick’s first home directly after your chick’s first hatch! It is imperative to their survival. Your brooder needs to have 3-4 square feet per chick, be warm and draft-free. It also needs to have a: 

  • Heat lamp: Keep the temperature 95 degrees Fahrenheit and decrease it each week by 5 degrees until it reaches a minimum of 55 degrees 
  • Warm bedding: Absorbent wood shavings 
  • Feeders 
  • Waters

More Egg Incubator Tips:

Beginner Egg Incubator Tips

Advanced Egg Incubator Tips

How to Build A Small Chicken Coop in Your Backyard

What Hobbies Should I Try?

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As adults, it is easy to forget about the things we used to love. From sports, to gardening, to arts and crafts, many adults are looking back to things they enjoyed as a child to entertain them today. Free time has sparked old interests. In fact, according to Aliza Sherman Risdahl, writer and entrepreneur, “The pandemic has forced me to be more isolated than ever before but also to rely on my extended family, and it's given me a chance to get to know them better. It has stripped me of most of my income," Risdahl said. "It has compounded the stress our family has been under due to a series of health scares over the last year and the resulting crippling expenses, but it also has reminded us of what is truly important: family and loved ones."

Are you bored and looking to try something new? That’s why we’re here! We understand how hobbies reduce stress, and what hobbies improve mental health. Our hard-working creative team put together our collection of fun, and unique activities that’ll remind you why hobbies are important. Take a look at our inventory and get inspired by our seasonal work. 

According to recent studies, hobbies invite a sense of fun and freedom. Thankfully this minimizes the effects of chronic stress. Hobbies are particularly helpful for those who are overwhelmed with their job or feel anxious about their financial or family situations. This is because it gives you something positive to look forward to at the end of the day or week. 

Hobbies tell alot about you, hobbies can help your career, hobbies can make you money, and hobbies can also make you friends. Regardless of your hobby, consider joining a community to improve your skills. Check out our ultimate gardening guide and other DIY projects that make great hobbies!   


How Hobbies Reduce Stress

We all know how damaging stress can be. Not only can it cause an emotional impact, but a physical and mental effect as well. If left untreated chronic stress can lead to depression, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal diseases, or neurological disorders. Though it is natural to experience stress on a daily basis, stress that is triggered too often can be a serious problem. Thankfully there are several natural ways you can reduce stress levels and ease your mind. 

Learning a new hobby helps you direct nervous energy into something creative or physical. Focusing your energy on something other than what stresses you will help you relax. When you’re having a good time and laughing your body releases endorphins. These chemicals naturally make you feel better and help you relieve your stress.  


Why Hobbies Are Important For 2022

Now that 2021 has passed we have a bright and healthy 2022 to look forward to. If we’ve learned anything in the past few years it is that having a hobby is not only a great way to pass the time but builds character and helps battle depression. Purposeful activity or hobbies can improve mental health and release positive hormones. In fact, according to this study at Harvard Medical School, learning a new hobby or skill will improve your memory and keep your brain sharp.


Some hobbies that help reduce stress and improve brain function include:

How Cooking Can Help Relieve Stress


How Home Improvement and Gardening Reduces Stress


Exercise and Stress Reduction


Yescomusa Dominates the Wholesale Market 

Are you interested in wholesale products? Then you know that not all wholesale distributors are created equal. While many wholesale vendors have suffered during 2020, we have strived to put the needs of our customers first. As a result, not only have we been able to withstand the negatives of 2020, but we’ve grown our wholesale client base.


Though 2020 has presented many wholesale suppliers with challenges such as slow delivery, low inventory, and staffing issues, we have focused on our wholesale buyers and provided them with various options that we are sure will help them succeed. Whether you have a home business, retail storefront, or offer a service, Yescomusa can help. Check out our office supplies, home goods, sporting goods, and electronics. We have what you need for your business.  

We all know that during these times, the new normal is different. So step into the new year better than ever before. Honor the time you have with your loved ones, safely, and remember- a little creativity can go a long way. 


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