Help me please.

taraann81

Songster
10 Years
Apr 9, 2009
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I can't stop incubating. This is almost not funny. I am at my max for birds anyways yet I can't stop filling up my incubator. Whenever I take eggs out and put them in the hatcher I fill those empty spots immediately with any eggs I can find. If I can't find any interesting eggs, I fill those spots with my readily available 'scovy eggs. I don't need more 'scovies!

I know this seems funny and I admit it sort of is but it is seriously becoming a problem.

Give me good logical reasons to stop! My DH will thank you!

(also I get so attached to these babies I never want to sell any!)
 

IggiMom

Songster
10 Years
Apr 12, 2009
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80
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West Virginia
An addiction will not respond to logic.


Tell your DH that if it wasn't eggs you wanted to hatch out it would be babies, like that woman who had her doc help her have, what was it, eight I think.


Think of THAT!

A few little chicks are NOTHING compared to the bad habits you COULD have.


Catherine
 

taraann81

Songster
10 Years
Apr 9, 2009
1,490
4
171
Ontario
I must be psychic! I knew I just knew I would find an enabler on here!

Your right though, nothing would actually make me stop!
 

Germaine_11.20

Songster
10 Years
Jun 6, 2009
4,497
19
221
Idaho
I would rather think of it as a hobby... people spend alot of money and time on hobbies and I can also think of worse ways to spend your time and money.

You are a nurturer. You are who you are as am I. I have 3 incubators going right now. I am trying to find a balance though.

Just make sure you pay attention to the DH, kids and other critters and it is all good.
 

dixiechick

Songster
11 Years
Jul 17, 2008
1,412
6
171
North Central Florida
I just cut my flock in half by selling at a local swap...what do I do? Come home and put more eggs in the incubator than the number of birds I just got rid of! Sorry, no help here either. But we can all go therapy together!
 

taraann81

Songster
10 Years
Apr 9, 2009
1,490
4
171
Ontario
I guess I will just have to start selling some chicks. This year I only have 'scovies supplying me with eggs. Next year I will have turkeys, Rock barrs, silkies, chanteclers and some mixed bantams. My oh My. I need another bator.
 

TreeHugger

Songster
12 Years
Apr 7, 2008
342
8
156
I had that problem when I started raising chickens. My silkies would start to go broody & I would let them hatch out chicks. I eventually relized I had a problem when I didn't know how many chickens I had. When I finally counted I had 121 total of silkie hens/roosters/chicks. It about killed me to start selling them off. I now have a 25 silkie limit. I hatched out a whooping 7 silkie chicks this year along with 8 polish frizzles. I'm waiting another month to see how many hens I'm getting from the chicks & then I have to make the decision on who gets sold. I love to hatch chicks, but I hate to sell my birds & I'm happy with my flock. I doubt I'll even hatch chicks next year - I'll just have to go to the feed store & stare at the fuzzy butts to get my chick fix!
 

cackle

Songster
11 Years
Jul 8, 2008
955
1
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North Carolina
I knew I had a problem when I could not go a week without the incubator running. My DH was getting a little put out and we had no place to for the hatchlings to live. So I sold 20 silkies and my incubator.Very hard but I had to do it.
 

taraann81

Songster
10 Years
Apr 9, 2009
1,490
4
171
Ontario
I think that is a great idea. Set a limit and stick to it no matter how many you have to sell. I hope chicks are easy to sell, or give away for that matter.
 

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