anybody have a hatching room?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by old mill poultry, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now I've been hatching my chicks in the bedroom/spare bathroom. I have two incubators going most times. Dh has been promising to get me the sportsmen soon and we have a spare bedroom that he suggested to use for the hatching. Anybody have a "incubating/hatching room"? or where do you incubate the chicks.
     
  2. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a little building I call the Hatcherarium [​IMG] I think it used to be a workshop of some kind, it's like a tiny one room house with an attic. I have my cabinet incubator and brooders out there, but I still keep my small incubators in the house. The cabinet doesn't have a window, so I keep the small incubators indoors to watch the chicks hatch!
     
  3. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Yep one of our spare rooms is called the nursery. There are incubating eggs, the newborn brooder, the week old brooder and the big girl brooder. All have chicks in them [​IMG]. We have about 30 eggs in the bator on stagered hatches, within the next week they should all be done except the turkeys and some last minute eggs I got yesterday.
     
  4. BeckyBird

    BeckyBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol, right now, my hatching room is in the spare bathroom too [​IMG]
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    My kitchen!!! on the extra counter space! [​IMG] Nothing like waking up in the mornings to making coffee and talking to the eggs or peeps!!!
     
  6. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Laundry room, but I'm trying to talk hubby into letting me bring them into the bedroom this time. We have to run downstairs before the crack of dawn and then, sometimes, if we forget and go to bed early, the alarm goes off at 10:00 and we have to run downstairs again! It'd be easier in the bedroom!
     
  7. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    Please be really careful about brooding chicks in your living space; the dust/dander they create can be harsh on the lungs.
     
  8. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    High Springs, FL
    I have mine in an off shoot of the laundry room. [​IMG]
     
  9. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    High Springs, FL
    I'vegotchickenfever :

    Laundry room, but I'm trying to talk hubby into letting me bring them into the bedroom this time. We have to run downstairs before the crack of dawn and then, sometimes, if we forget and go to bed early, the alarm goes off at 10:00 and we have to run downstairs again! It'd be easier in the bedroom!

    Why are you running around?​
     
  10. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Because I want to be considered a hatchery by NPIP, I have to have a seperate room for hatching chicks.

    My husband is almost finished building it. It is in our old dog kennel since we do not have the hunting dogs anymore.

    The room has to be seperate from all other rooms and it cannot be used for storage either. Basically a "clean" room.

    I will have a seperate room for the newborn chicks up to 2-3 weeks and then I will have to figure out another place to put them.
     

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