And why exactly am I looking at egg auctions?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SkyWarrior, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    It's going to be too darn cold when the chicks arrive! I have no money! I go out of town once a month for two months! Hunting season is in November![​IMG] [​IMG]

    So, why am I looking at chicken hatching eggs? [​IMG]
  2. Shannon33

    Shannon33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2010
    Eastern Shore, VA
    I have 18 baby silkies living in my bathroom, that I'm not even sure what I am going to do with, lol, and I was still looking at eggs tonight!
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Oh, me too! I know one incubator will be free in a few days (3 of 7 eggs hatched so far today) but I've got an order of eggs coming next week to refill it. The second incubator of 7 eggs will be free next week.... I'd thought about doing the Trader Joe's eggsperiment with that one.... The third incubator has 7 eggs which won't hatch for another 18 days, so that one is out.

    I could probably hold off on the TJ eggs - they'll always be around. But the auctions WON'T! And, darn you, I'm heading that way right now.
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2010
  4. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    "I could probably hold off on the TJ eggs - they'll always be around. But the auctions WON'T!"

    Greyes, I think I love you!!! Smile.....Yes, You all need to keep looking at the egg auctions....Pretty birds and pretty eggs are there!!!! Nancy
  5. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    Because you don't have enough fuzzy love occupying your time and attention?

    I'm very proud of myself for resisting the urge to buy eggs.

    I've been able to avoid that temptation by hatching an inordinate number of my own eggs. I have d'Uccles coming out of my ears!!
  6. Lotsapaints

    Lotsapaints Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2010
    Paso Robles, CA
    My incubators have been empty since the end of June.sure I look at egg auctions just bought some more soon though I'll be trying my own eggs once they get out of the pullet eggs and I'm planning on trying some of mine to fill up the incubator with my shipped eggs.......I don't even have my new chicken houses finished yet good thing we have mild weather until November or December or my horses are going to be out in the mud.....
  7. akpeeps

    akpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2008
    Wasilla, Alaska
    Because it's addicting? [​IMG]
    I'm doing the same thing. I've got 20+ eggs in now, 6 on the way and I just won another auction. [​IMG] DH doesn't know about that one yet. He's out moose hunting. Oh well, he won't notice a thing. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hey, my theory is the more I've got, the better the odds I'll have some hatch. [​IMG]
  8. Urbanfarmerkc

    Urbanfarmerkc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2010
    Raytown, MO (BY KCMO)
    Quote:I agree with the addiction theory.
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:That's my theory as well. PLUS, the more I am able to hatch, the better a chance I have at obtaining pullets. [​IMG]

    I'm going to SERIOUSLY have to develop a method of re-homing those cockerels.

    There are just too many more beautiful breeds to add to my flock!
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    There is a solution to your problem. Fill your coop to capacity. It doesn't stop me from looking, but it does stop me from buying, at least until my new coop is done. [​IMG]

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