Have you ever forgotten…

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HHandbasket, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    … that you had eggs in the bator & that it's time for them to hatch?

    I have done so many hatches this year, I have lost track. This morning, DH and I awoke to chirping sounds & we looked at each other and said, "Um, we don't have any chicks in the house...." (remembering that we have put all the inside chicks in outdoor brooders now)

    We have hatchlings in the bator. LOL.

    We remembered a couple of days ago because I put them in lockdown, but we've been busy the last few days & my mind has been more on the chickens in the yard & trying to keep them cool in this sudden heat (no spring in northern California this year--we went straight from snow/winter into 100-degree heat, with about 8 or 9 days of spring-like weather in between but that was all). Totally forgot today was day 21. We even looked in and saw a pip yesterday but totally forgot.

    I think it's time to be done for the year … until I get my heritage breed eggs in the fall.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2011
  2. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    omg haha well congrats!!! Hope they are healthy!
  3. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2011
    I wish I could forget until I heard peeping! Then I wouldnt be waiting impatiently [​IMG]n
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2011
  4. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2011
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    Quote:Ugh I hear you!!!!!! I am on lockdown right now!!! And I CANT STOP LOOKING IN THE WINDOW!!!! DX
  5. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    You know, this is the first time I've EVER forgotten. I'm forever staring at the bator like nonstop from days 18-21 … I totally forgot this time. I didn't have to turn them anymore, so I guess I was just so distracted that I let them hatch on their own.

    As of right now, we have 2 out, 1 pipped and about 3/4 zipped, and one more that has barely pipped. There are 3 that haven't pipped yet (only 7 made it to lockdown).

    This is the first time I've hatched eggs from my own chickens in the house. I've let Olga hatch them out in the henhouse, but I never hatched any of our eggs in the bator. Sweet!
  6. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Congratulations! I have a book that I keep track in and lost it for about a month! I had all sorts of hatching surprises [​IMG]
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
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    I have never forgotten. My husband calls me obsessive, a hatch-a-holic. I have Ringneck Pheasants hatching right now and tomorrow I have chicken eggs going into lock down.

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