Count me in. My confidence has been boosted by a 10 month old silki that hatched 3 yesterday and one this morning. Two eggs still under her. Who would have thought this little girl would have given me so much happiness! If I had the space or another coop I would let all my broody hens sit on eggs but then what would I do with all the peeps? Silki score 4, incubators score 0
In my defense.....
Katie is our 10 year old granddaughter. She is mildly autistic and has been our very best chicken sitter since she was 8 years old. Absolutely NO supervision required...she has a routine and she sticks to it! We've been out of town over a week and she's done a perfect job! So I won some eggs (I seem to have a bad habit of doing that!) and in the box were a Silkie, a Naked Neck, a Nankin, 2 Bantams, and a Cochin. She was all kinds of excited - she called it the start to her "silly flock". But the Silkie, the Nankin, and the Bantams were all clears. The Naked Neck and the Cochin are doing okay but have really loose air cells...so they are kinda iffy. She was pretty disappointed not to get the Silkie and Bantams, but Grampa bought her two Bantams at a local feed store. She was thrilled! Here she is putting one of her 2 Bantams under Mama Heating Pad, in with the two we hatched, Sweet Pea and Yokel (named our first hatched after @LocalYokel as promised) and a couple of others.
Then on another thread I was forced - coerced - hogtied - hornswaggled - into checking out RubyNala97's Silkie eggs and folks were so happy with her unique shipping and their great hatch rates that I said I might just have to consider that. The very next morning before school, Katie came over with her mom to drop off Kendra and she asked me if she could hang a couple of photos on my fridge. Of course! Aaaaand, there were 3 that she'd printed off the computer.....all Silkies. Um, yeah. So I thought about it most of the morning, then sent an ice-breaking PM to @RubyNala97
Look at that face after she read Ruby's PM - with photos of some of her Silkies. Now, YOU tell her no. I ain't gonna!
And that's how I came to be eligible for the May HAL. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!
GOT IT!!! its in the OP now! Thank you Chaos!
I just saw this thread... I have 5 turkey eggs from a friend due to hatch in my incubator May 5 and I have Turkey Eggs from Horseshoe that I got in the 24 hr auction and Runner duck eggs from TJChickens that I got in the 24 hour swap.. These duck/turkey eggs are due to hatch May 14th which is also the day I am graduating from college.
I have a newly emptied incubator though I really need to get my hands on some chicken eggs to hatch in May
YES empty bator needs filled!!!
YES GET ON THAT!!!! ha ha ha