Empty Bator Syndrome

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  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I am beginning to suffer the signs of an empty bator. I have one empty now and a second will be empty as soon as these geese decide to come out and greet me.

    If anyone has fertile eggs they would like to test I would be willing to pay shipping. I can't take just any breeds though. My husband doesn't mind me hatching but he is very much like me and doesn't care for dozens of breeds hanging out all willy nilly together.

    I would gladly try to incubate the following:

    Geese - embden, giant grey dewlap toulouse and sebastopol

    Ducks - appleyards

    Chickens - orpingtons

    Anyone?
     
  2. Leslie In North Pole

    Leslie In North Pole Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol, hatching withdrawals. That made me smile. You know if you get some other types of eggs, you can always sell the chicks or ducklings locally allowing you to support your addiction.

    My yard would drive you nuts... I have had more comments about how people have never seen some many types of chickens in one place before, lol.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My laying flock is big and colorful and filled with many breeds. The waterfowl is limited as we have to build what each breed would need for a season. I just do not mix waterfowl and chickens all willy nilly and thrown in together. It makes me INSANE. I like everything put away its own little neat and tidy cubby. That makes me rather picky I think! LOL

    Alot of what we raise is for our table. So I really can't get by with raising bony birds or those that eat a lot and don't give back as much. Reason #1 my jersey giants and partridge rocks will be leaving the farm.

    Also I am one of those picky people and I don't like the looks of certain birds and can't abide hatching them.

    It is a major hang up for me. LOL
     
  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    THAT'S why I won't get a bator! I'd have chickens running all over this place. [​IMG]
    And I'm having enough trouble filling the bator God gave me! [​IMG]
     
  5. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatch and let things run "willy nilly"! I quit counting how many chicks ive just thrown outside...there are a lot...thats all i know
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I am sure you did not mean for that to come across as irresponisble as it is written?
     
  7. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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    Quote:lol ..... yeah, I hope so too

    Mrs Twigg gets that *syndrome* too [​IMG]
     
  8. 65browneyes

    65browneyes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Been there, done that. As difficult as it is, patience is key here, Carri. It'll happen when it's meant to.

    Miss P, I'm with you in keeping like breeds together and no 'willy nillies'.
     
  9. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Miss Prissy, there's no such thing as empty bator syndrome. (yea right)
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    carri - [​IMG]

    sw [​IMG]
     

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