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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by island.girlie, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. island.girlie

    island.girlie Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just registered here and I'm excited to learn more from you smart chicken fanatics. I just recently have been bitten by the poultry bug. This has been a tremendous information source for me.

    I live in Hawaii, and have a small property but big enough to have some chickens and quails. I had a list of supplies ready to make my own incubator, but now do to the turner option in commercial models, I just might go with a hova-bator. Since I'm a newbie at all this I will be coming back often I'm sure, for advice and chicken wisdom. Thanks so much and happy to join the group.

    Aloha,
    Corri [​IMG]
     
  2. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] This is a great place for information.
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Aloha Corri! Glad to have you and [​IMG] !!!

    On the bator side of things, I was like you and was going to build one. Then the fear of forgetting to turn the eggs everyday for 18 days got to me, so I ended up with a Hova Bator Genesis 1588 with the auto turner and LOVE it! It comes with the temperature preset so all you have to do is plug it in, add water, get the temp. up where it needs to be and add eggs. So easy! I will warn you about getting an incubator, however. It is horribly addicting and you will end up with gazillions of chicks! You've been warned. [​IMG]
     
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    My kids were in Hawaii during the earth quake there. They stayed at one of the hostels and loved it. They can't wait to go back even though there were so many floods at the time of their visit. They come home with newspapers and T-shirts saying I survived the quake! They were on vacation with grandma. LOL Welcome to the board! You will learn tons here!
     
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I will warn you about getting an incubator, however. It is horribly addicting and you will end up with gazillions of chicks! You've been warned. big_smile

    SO VERY TRUE! [​IMG]
     
  6. island.girlie

    island.girlie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks so much for the warm welcome everyone [​IMG]

    Yeah the bator turners are just too good to pass up. My fear is that I'd forget to turn with my crazy work schedule. I'm considering the Genesis after reading all of the great reviews here.

    I hope I don't end up with chickens galore. I'm an animal lover at heart, but my husband is all about the fresh meat. That thought had actually kept me away from raising chickens for a while. I am all about the eggs. I hate to say this but, I'm afraid I'll get so attached I won't allow them to be for consumption. Yet my father was raised on a farm, and as a child I seen plenty of chickens die for dinner at grandpas. So I'm mentally preparing myself for the slaughters. Hubby says I need to toughen, and here I am.

    Peeps: They earthquake was scary, and I remember the incredible rain fall you mentioned. Hope your family had a blast despite the wet tropical tremors.

    Thanks again guys!
     
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  7. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome!!

    I saw a PBS special on the problem of wild chickens in some town in Hawaii a few weeks ago. I guess the climate is great for chickens there. The town was being overrun with chickens!
     
  8. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Howdy!
     
  9. island.girlie

    island.girlie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:That program must have been about Kauai. It's so funny how chickens and their chicks cross intersections, are at the mall parking lots, and every other place you go. Free range chickens are everywhere, and abundant there.

    Oahu and the Big Island definitely have their share of wild/free range chickens. I love seeing them. I was at the beach the other day and for the first time I seen a family of chicken under the palm trees pecking away at the sand. I enjoyed there company. Chickens love Hawaii too [​IMG]

    Hey there cowboy!
     
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  10. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Welcome, you'll fit right in!
     

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