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Confessions of a Hatching Addict

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by d_rooster, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. d_rooster

    d_rooster Songster

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    No, I'm not looking for help or sympathy as it appears I'm too far gone now. [​IMG] All I can do at this point is share my indiscretions and sins with other like-minded individuals. [​IMG]

    Just less than a month ago I had grudgingly agreed, with the wife, to no more hatching eggs for the moment. Apparently, I had lost my mind and didn't know what I was thinking or saying when I agreed to her impossible suggestion. [​IMG]

    Unfortunately, my last incubating attempt of a dozen bantam salmon faverolles was a total wash. I suspect an extremely lengthy shipment as the primary factor in failure for that batch. Only one of the eggs developed at all and it wasn't looking too good when I candled at day 18.

    So with that dissapointing incubation fresh in my mind, I decided to just peak at egg offerings on eggbid and eBay, just to see what I might be missing. Big mistake, I know that now!!! I couldn't resist these little Mille Fleur eggs because I love their feather patterning, the eggs were so reasonably priced, and no one was bidding on them. I just had to save those eggs from a no-bid situation.

    When those eggs arrived earlier this week, wife questioned, "That package is marked Fragile. Are those more eggs?" Quickly, I searched my mind for a white lie. "Oh!" I said, "It must be from that nice lady on Backyard chickens forum who sends out hatching eggs as random acts of kindness." Oh what a tangled web we weave. [​IMG] I really don't think the misses bought this explanation. Now, I really better starting thinking up something better for the dozen dark egg layer eggs that I couldn't resist last night.
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]...
     
  3. fallenweeble

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    wow!
    you've got it baaaaad.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    You've admitted you have a problem. That is good. The trouble with any addiction
    is to stop it, you have to want to stop. Let's face it, you don't wanna stop.

    So... Try groveling. "Honey I love my little chickens. They give me pleasure. I promise
    to keep them out of the living room and kitchen and I'll never bring a chick to bed
    with me again".

    Try to find ones she will like so you can say those are her chickens. That's how I ended
    up with silkies, bunnies, and more silkies in the bator. "You're hatching more chicks?" -
    "Yes honey but I know how much you love silkies and that last batch didn't go so well".

    Whatever you do, don't go out and buy a Sportsman bator or one that holds hundreds
    of eggs. You know you will try.

    Good luck...
     
  5. hart31

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    Quote:That seems to be working so far. She's even harping at me if I don't turn the eggs on time [​IMG] And she agreed that the old printer case with the acrylic cover would make another good incubator [​IMG] But she questioned why I would need or want another incubator until I explained that the replacement silkie eggs which will be coming to replace the frozen ones shouldn't go into the same incubator as muscovy eggs which would be 3 weeks along. [​IMG]

    I didn't tell her the "tvbator" would be empty in time to move the muscovy eggs to for hatching [​IMG]
     
  6. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

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    Finally, there's somebody else out there like me.
     
  7. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

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    Birds of a feather flock together...I have my 3rd set in since November. My poor DH....he just rolls his eyes, and walks away. He did make a comment..." I wish spring would get here so I could get started on that bigger coop" Woohoo!! he is HOOKED!!
     
  8. bamagirl68

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    Tell her to just be happy it's a chicken addiction![​IMG] It could be ALOT worse!
     
  9. Pinenot

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    Confess, tell her how much you love her, hugs and kisses...then tell her you will try to resist any more temptations [​IMG]
     
  10. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I confessed to my mother and my g/f. I tired to stop but I cant. It controls me. it drives me to do crazy things "like on day 2 when I was hearing peeps and looking for a moving egg" I am sorry but I cant help it. There are no meetings for hatachaholics. Then I break down and cry
     

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