Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by skeeter, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. skeeter

    skeeter Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    just got my eggs in,1 broken set 23 this evening Black Autralorps,seemed so awesome to see eggs in the bator again,Its like a drug
    Hello my name is Scott and I am hatchoholic
  2. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings but you've come to the wrong "meeting" This is the enabler's anonymous group, we have no 12 step program.

    Congrats on the full bator, it's a sickness I know!!

    Julie [​IMG]
  3. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Songster

    Oct 21, 2007
    lol and yet another faces the truth
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
  5. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Songster

    Dec 9, 2007

    You guys crack me up!

    Yep, I am a hatchaholic too.....
    I mean 48 eggs in the bator and only 42 slots!!
    [​IMG] Man i have it BAD!
  6. d_rooster

    d_rooster Songster

    Mar 19, 2007
    North Augusta, SC

    You are a bonafide hatchaholic, just like all the rest of us. [​IMG] Of course, like the old saying goes, "It takes one to know one". I've got eggs incubating and even hatching as we speak and I'm already scouting for my next fix.

    It's such a rush to see them hatch. The initial rush of hatching is then followed by the extreme desire to hold these little fuzzballs. I believe this addiction can be traced back to childhood for most hatchaholics. The stereotypical hatchaholic was probably exposed to the thrill of incubation in kindergarten or grade school by a well meaning teacher. Yeah, let's blame it on the educators.[​IMG] Also, I tend to think that most hatchaholics grew up in an urban setting, being denied the pleasure of farm animals and experiencing life born into the world all around them like the kids who grew up on farms.

    I remember being fascinated as a child with seeing new life begin - puppies, kittens, guppies in the aquarium, vegetables from seeds. Once I was even thrilled by the propect of breeding generations of larger and smarter Sea Monkeys. [​IMG] Little did I know at the time that these were just brine shrimp eggs and my chances of creating a barrel of Sea Monkies was remote. [​IMG] Now I'm older and a flock of chickens seems a little more rewarding than the Sea Monkeys.

    However, I digress. Scott, bottom-line, we're agreed that you're a hatchaholic and you'll probably always be one. You and your loved ones will now have to learn to cope with the Siren song of the unhatched egg. [​IMG] Good luck with the Australorps!
  7. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    What did we do before we were addicted to hatching? [​IMG]
  8. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I've only got one question, what do y'all do with all of the chick that you hatch?
  9. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    Quote:I seriously want to know how you did that. I have constantly been conniving trying to get more in!!
  10. skeeter

    skeeter Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    no mr Rooster my sickness goes much deeper than that,as I was for the most part raised on a small farm and have always been around animals,it is unknown where my disease originated,but it has remained dormant untill recently,and now it is out of control,I want to build more incubators,hatch more eggs to get more hens to get more eggs build massive chicken coops and supply the nation with farm fresh eggs,its madness I tell you MADNESS

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