Bator Therapy/Support Group...ANYONE!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lovin'mychicks, May 19, 2009.

  1. lovin'mychicks

    lovin'mychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I am in need of incubation therapy! I am completely addicted!!!!!!! [​IMG]

    I know everyone here warned me it would happen, and it has!!!

    I had planned to set 20 Dutch Bantam eggs as soon as my last hatch on Friday. But DH and I discussed that we did not need to set anymore Australorps in this batch. But, I could not help myself! I called a lady who I know has room and sells eggs at the farmers market and ask her would she take 6 babies (for free) if I hatched them for her.

    Am I nuts??? [​IMG] I just love hatching (as long and I know I can find them a happy home!!)

    Please tell me you guys are the same way!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. NancyP

    NancyP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel your addiction. I can't have any chicks till we move in Sept. I Currently have 6 goose eggs in my incubator I am hatching for a friend and already thinking about who else might need me to hatch some babies for them. I find myself talking to the eggs in the bator. [​IMG]


    Nancy
     
  3. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    I too have the fever. I have a bator full of everything I could get my hands on.

    I don't want help for my problem!! LOL I like it. I love chickies.

    I will just eat the ones that grow up ugly [​IMG]

    I won't even leave my home while eggs are in the bator, I check it every 20 minutes, I think about my bator full of eggs all the time. I read on here lots to find out anything that I possibly don't know yet.
     
  4. lovin'mychicks

    lovin'mychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ChicksNHorses~ I see you are from AL too! If you decided you do want "help" sometime, I am here! [​IMG]
     
  5. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    LOL

    Where in Al are you? I'm in Andalusia.
     
  6. NancyP

    NancyP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool we are looking at a property south of Opp. We could be neighbors. I could use a friend when we get there to get me started with chicks, etc.


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  7. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    Really. Opp is just 15-20 min from me.


    That would be neat, to find a buddy on here that loves chickens that lived close to me.

    We can all start our Hatch-a-holics-Anonymous [​IMG]
     
  8. Peeper7

    Peeper7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I told my hubby the same thing. When I told him I was nuts -- he calmly replied "But dear.....you can't go BEYOND nuts..."
    somehow I find that comforting.
    He was not so happy however when I woke him up to see embryos moving in the shell.... he's not sharing my addiction.
     
  9. Peeper7

    Peeper7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Well, fellow addicts (I don't know how I can be an addict yet because I have not had a hatch) since my first hatch failed I have the next batch going to hatch mode tonight. ALL of them are very active with nice large blood vessels.....are large vessels a good thing? I feel confident but I know so much can still go wrong.

    Pleeeeze offer all of your last-minute hatching tips to help these lil chicks to do well. Thanks so much. Valerie [​IMG]
     
  10. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure that therapy should also DRIVE us NUTS.

    Because failed hatches tend to. And successful hatches addict us further. And failed or successful for some reason, we just slide further into the insanity.

    I was done, then I found eggs from a chicken whose eggs I hadn't hatched yet (off colored). Well, gotta know what comes out of those...

    And then I see the lady with the Gold Cuckoo Marans eggs I want will have eggs... And someone contacts me about show Partridge Rock eggs... and it's off to the races DESPITE the already full bator...

    LOL. I'm in so deep I figure if I keep shoveling I'll just come out on top of the other side of the world. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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