Originally Posted by duluthralphie
Originally Posted by cmom
I had two of the older sportsman. I kept one but sold the other. I didn't really need a second one and did get carried away hatching. My problem is I want to keep all of the chicks and watch them grow. I can fit 324 eggs in my old sportsman. The only thing we did to it was, originally it had a wafer thermostat, several years ago we replaced it with an electronic thermostat. We have an apartment for company to stay in and I have been using it as a hatchery but we had company so I had to move everything to the garage but it has been working out ok.
Hubby agreed to help me build new coops. We are getting old and not planting like we used to and are thinking of selling a couple of the tractors and most of the implements. We are keeping one tractor that has the front-end loader on it.
You should join the incubators anonymous thread too, we could use the help of someone with self control..
I am even trying to figure out how to built a new hatcher for the my eggs. ( figuring out is not hard getting time is) I am so busy building pens for all my birds..
I have mixed turkey and chicken eggs in mine with what is in the hatcher now I have over 600 eggs being hatched..... That is not normal.. But I sure like hatching them...LOL
And I have not even started on Guineas yet!
I think I should and probably have. In years past I hatched all of the time even before I got my cabinets, that's why I have so many styrofoam incubators.
and when I ran out of brooder space and coops I started using melon boxes.
When they learned they could fly out of the boxes I had to put wire over them or I would have to round them up and they like to hide.