Originally Posted by kvmommy
Well...I think my eggs are done for. I'm not going to stop or anything. But the other day temp dropped to 96, eggs were warm, brought it back up. Shot to 103....brought it back. Stable for a few days. Didn't check my temps last night as I got the Kids' cold and my own temp was up around 103. Soooo..who knows how long it was like this...but found the eggs at 93 degrees and they were cold. found out hubby might be home in the next few weeks! So I didn't tell him I was hatching 100+ eggs...so if this kills my eggs...my disappointment will be replaced by relief that I don't have to explain the 100's of eggs. which I was doing the math and I had some seriously jiggly air cells as it were and didn't expect that many to hatch. But he'd never understand...he'd not good at chicken math. Plus, I already have to explain that I bought bee hive equipment and a bee nuc that will be here around may....after he said no.
The way I figure it is this...I want to be a farmer and live off the grid...we can't do that do to the military lifestyle. If I have to sacrifice everything i've wanted to follow him around the world, and on top of it I have to raise the kids, take care of the yard, take care of the house, learn how to do plumbing, building, home repairs and everything all by myself and only see him a few months here and there....then I can I have bees. And chickens. And the one more dog that I will get (which btw is a husky ). mwahahahahah!!!
KV - I'm sorry you are having trouble with your hatch, here's wishing you at least a few fuzz butts for Easter.
As for the other, I would think that your DH would want you to have anything that keeps you happy, especially since he can't be there to do that. I would also think he has his decisions to make about his job and the way he spends his time away from those responsibilities and you have your decisions to make about your's.
I have told the stories before, but my DH wasn't happy when the chicken math kicked in. He walked around with a chip on his shoulder once he thought I had bought two many chicks. He said angrily, "You spend all your time out there at the coop, and when you are not at the coop, you are sitting at the computer, reading about chickens!" I said calmly, " Okay, Honey, I'll find a new hobby, I've been thinking of taking up bar hopping." I didn't get any more attitude about my birds.
Then there was the time he tried to play the money card. In reference to the 12 straight run chicks I brought home from the feed store, he said, "Just how much did all those chickens COST?!?" To which I again calmly replied, "A dollar each, so $12 - How many game cameras do we own?" He turned around and walked off. The answer is somewhere around 8, at $150 +, each. Poor man.........
Edited by Wisher1000 - 3/24/12 at 7:52am