babies hatching soon and no brooders left

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    I put a dozen eggs in and 9 made it, they are due to hatch the 13/14th and I do not have an empty brooder.

    I have three bins of babies in the house and one teenager brooder in the garage..

    AND 15 polish eggs are suposted to hatch the 28th [​IMG] I JUST KEEP THINKING WHAT HAVE I DONE


    I can move these six oldest out to the garage Wednesday but then where will I put the polish when they hatch????

  2. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I can relate! I have 25 chickies coming at the end of the month, and currently no place to put them. I hope my current babies get big enough to go the nursery pen in the barn within the next 3 weeks. Ahh! [​IMG]
  3. Nu2Chicks

    Nu2Chicks In the Brooder

    Feb 29, 2008
    Palm Springs
    How adorable your little chickies!!! A real Awwwwwwwwww. Kinda remind me of teeny tiny sheep dogs.

    As for your space problem, kind of a nice problem to have. Maybe you could do the cardboard box brooder, or an extra large size cooler?

  4. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    Oh, I feel your pain. I have one box left open out of three. I have every older nursery full. I did send some Orps and Silkies to Kentucky today via my son and DIL. They made and my friends are very grateful. I have two hatches for this month coming off soon.
  5. msbliss

    msbliss Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Just last night I did a very crummy job of putting 2 "cat carriers'" together. Left the top off one and instead used 1/4" hardware cloth. It's working out just fine, but then again I didn't have to buy the carriers. How about as someone mentioned, a large cardboard box? I've used a refrigerator-size one before and it worked out well. Good luck, hope it all works out for ya.
  6. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Let's not talk about running out of space. I have built three brooders that are outside to house juvenile birds not quite big enough to go in with the big birds, AND have about 100 cochin chicks and 100 ducks in the hatching house. Oh yeah, I've got about 600 chicks hatching next week!!!! Plus 2 dozen turkeys and another 80 or so ducks. I'm just hoping they sell as fast as they hatch.
  7. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Songster

    Jan 11, 2007

    I just put a post on to show pictures of my Cochin chicks did you see them?? they are so cute!
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2008
  8. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Not coop, COOPS. We have one big massive coop that houses MY birds that I keep (the cochins). Then we have several others that house the birds that are for sale. I sell chicks to a local feed store and the rest I sell from home along with bunnies and laying hens and whatever else happens to sit still long enough for me to hatch. My husband has lost his mind thinking that chickens are profitable but now we are in it and we love it. We started out with a handful of birds to eat ticks and such and it just snowballed. I have several sportsman incubators and a hatcher so I keep em all full. Everybody knows we sell quality, healthy birds so I have a LOT of repeat customers. You can walk around my whole farm and look at anything we have and see we take care of everything. Most everybody around us has diseased crappy birds so I love it that people come back to me when they want something. Plus I always sell birds and buy new ones so I keep my flock healthy and non-related.
  9. sandiegochicken

    sandiegochicken Hatching

    Mar 5, 2008
    I have room for a couple of silkies here is San Diego. I can promise an ocean view for them! Please contact me via e-mail if you are interested.

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