Hello my name is nate and im a hatchaholic..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DMSrabbit, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. DMSrabbit

    DMSrabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2010
    Portland, OR
    So.. I started with one incubator, a small on that housed 2 chicken eggs. Then i got a hovabator.. Then an Egg Turner.. Then ANOTHER hovabator with an Egg Turner.. Then ANOTHER hovabator with an Egg Turner.. Then 3 Circulating fans... Then 2 Genesis Hovabators... Now i have 5 Incubators, 3 brooders, 3 grow out pens, and im getting ready to sell ALL of my incubators and get a cabinet incubator!! [​IMG]

    So yeah last night i picked up me order of new eggs.. Can you say Happy Chinese New Year Anyone? [​IMG]


    Any other hatchaholics please stand up!!
  2. GreenGoddess

    GreenGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    St Pauls, NC
    LOL!! You are among friends here.. We are all hatchaholics!! [​IMG] btw.. I thought my girls stopped laying a few days ago but from the looks of your eggs, you've been to my house and stealing them from me!! LOL... I get the same rainbow, except for the dark brown eggs you have...

    Goddess [​IMG]
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    You are in very good company. We're all enablers here. Wait.... Is that good or BAD company?!?!?

    Anyway, nice to meetcha!

    I have 3 sets of eggs on the way, now, for Chinese New Year! And 7 incubators... Uh... Five are empty, awaiting those eggs.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2011
  4. shellyga

    shellyga Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2010
    My name is Shelly.. and I too am a hatchaholic
    I have two sets of chicks in the brooder - 6 days apart

    Currently I have eggs in the incubator.. I did resist the urge to buy another incubator ..well kinda.. I justified the purchase from a fellow BYCer to use as a "hatcher" since I had a challenge with the mixed hatch dates.. now I can just candle them on day 18..and then put them in the "hatcher" for lockdown. We won't talk about the double stacks in the turner at the moment.. I blame.. well I blame.. I blame..hummm THOSE auction people for tempting me so!!!

    Hatching on the 16 - Buff Orpingtons, RIR. Lavendar Orpingtons, and Barred Rocks

    Hatching on the 20th - BLRW

    Hatching on the 27th - Barnevelders, Lavendar orpingtons, Red and Buff Sussex

    Already have some "deals" made for eggs coming soon.

    Just looked throug craigs list to find a playpen (found a good local buy for $15) that I am going to convert into a larger "baby chick pen" for the first 17.. that will leave room in the smaller brooders for the new babies..and NO.. they are not out in the cold yet..Georgia has an icy winter storm at the moment [​IMG] - We will have several "moving" days once the temperatures are a bit warmer and chicks are fully feathers.. until then, I love reading BYC with the sound of cheepers close by.

  5. DMSrabbit

    DMSrabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 6, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Glad to know so many enablers are on here.. I dont think my sponsor-er (my gf) is gonna take to kindly too it though!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Great to hear from everyone, and im glad to know everyones filling up their bators preparing for spring!![​IMG]

    Everyone else out there join the craze!
  6. FarmerJohn3285

    FarmerJohn3285 County Line Farms

    Nov 18, 2010
    Trenton, SC

    Can you post a picture of your grow out pen?
  7. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

    May 15, 2010
    No 12 step program will cure any of us [​IMG] . I am going next week and getting 3 dozen Black Australorp eggs. Let the season begin bwahaha (evil laugh)

    ETA: Good thing I have 2 bators [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2011
  8. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    im a hatchoholic too i only have 3
  9. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    i just placed an order for my very first incubator [​IMG]
  10. kvmommy

    kvmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2011
    Hi, I'm Victoria...but I'm not a hatchaholic! I am on my first batch and although I have the hardest time not candling...and days haven't passed this slowly since the last month of my pregnancy...I am still not a hatchaholic. I can stop at any time. I will not buy more eggs after this. I swear, I'm doing it just this one time. Then I'll stop. [​IMG]

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