Sunday, November 26, 2006

Artificial incubation

Chicken egg incubation can successfully occur artificially as well. Nearly all chicken eggs will hatch after 21 days of good conditions - 99.5 °F (37.5°C) and around 55% relative humidity (increase to 70% in the last three days of incubation to help soften egg shell). Many commercial incubators are industrial-sized with shelves holding tens of thousands of eggs at a time, with rotation of the eggs a fully automated process.

Home incubators are usually small boxes (styrofoam incubators are popular) and hold a few to 50 eggs. Eggs must be turned three to five times each day, rotating at least 90 degrees. If eggs aren't turned, the embryo inside will stick to the shell and likely will be hatched with physical defects. This process is natural; hens will stand up three to five times a day and shift the eggs around with their beak.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Other brands

Athletic Works is a brand for athletic clothing, such as gym shorts. The brand is also used for sports equipment.
Faded Glory is a brand for classic clothing and shoes.
George is a brand of clothing originally launched in the UK, aimed at young people who want to look fashionable on a tight budget. The name George, comes from the name of the original designer George Davies, who started the range in the early-1990s. The brand is also used on baby clothing.
Kid Connection is a brand used for a variety of products targeted for children, including toys and clothing.
Life is a brand of men's underwear styled by Jockey. The range includes briefs, boxers, boxer-briefs, thongs, and undershirts.
Metro 7 is Wal-Mart's newest brand of womens apparel, that was released in the fall of 2006.
No Boundaries, abbreviated on its labels as NoBo, is a line of apparel and home furnishings targeted at teenagers and young college students. The line uses trendy colors and designs on products ranging from hats to lamps to beanbag chairs.
Puritan is a brand for men's clothing.
Simply Basic features family-oriented clothing products such as pants and socks. In 2006, Wal-Mart released a number of products under the Simply Basic brand in the Health and Beauty department. These products to some extent correspond to products already under the Equate brand, but are priced lower.

Great Value includes household items such as glass cleaner and light bulbs, as well as food items such as peanut butter and snack crackers. The primary difference between Great Value and Sam's American Choice is that the former consists of items most consumers have on their shopping lists, making price the only factor, while items of the latter can become impulse purchases for some consumers. In recent years, some Sam's Choice items have been changed to the Great Value brand.

Get It Together products include furniture and housewares items.
HomeTrends products include large and small furniture, small appliances, and home office products.
Mainstays products include curtains, bedding, some small home furnishings, and various other home fashion products.

Color Works is the brand used for paint.
Durabrand is the name used for home electronics such as televisions, CD players, surround sound systems, and even blank recordable media (CD-R and DVD-R). The Durabrand name is also used on some small appliances.
Equate is a brand used for consumable pharmacy and health and beauty items, such as shaving cream, skin lotion, over-the-counter medications, and pregnancy tests.
EverStart is the brand for automotive batteries. The brand is also used for battery related accessories, such as jumper cables.
ilo is another brand used for electronics. It is used for LCD TVs, LCD monitors, DVD players/recorders, and MP3 players.
Ol' Roy is a brand of dog food. Its namesake comes from Sam Walton's bird dog and has become the number one selling brand of dog food in the United States.
Ozark Trail is a brand used for outdoor equipment.
ReliOn describes itself as "Wal-Mart's healthcare brand." It consists chiefly of medical equipment in the following categories: blood pressure monitoring, diabetes monitoring, and cough and cold-related products (such as humidifiers and thermometers).
Spring Valley is the brand for vitamins and other nutritional supplements.
Special Kitty is a brand of cat food and litter.
SuperTech is Wal-Mart's brand of motor oil that is found in the automotive departments. The brand is also offered at those locations that have a Tire and Lube Express. The SuperTech name is also used on other consumable automotive products, including oil filters, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and brake fluid.