How crazy is this?!?! And it was hubby's idea!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by tntstanifer, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. tntstanifer

    tntstanifer Songster

    Nov 1, 2007
    Ok, so I have (had) a buff Brahma go broody, and she started out with 4 eggs. Well, by the middle of it, she had 17 eggs! I knew I should have marked those first four, but I just never got around to it. [​IMG] So, she gets off the nest around Day 18 and I candle all the eggs. All are good except 5 of them, but they seem to be in 4 different stages. Three had actually pipped internally, and three were within days of pipping. then the others were probably from day 8-10. Anyway, she hatches the first 3 and stays on the nest. A couple days later, 3 more hatch. She got off the nest and I figured she was finished and 6 babies were more than enough for her to handle. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I grabbed the remaining 6 eggs and put them in the bator. Now we have one egg that has internally pipped, 3 more that look ready to go..........which would be fine. It's the last 2 that are maybe Day 12 that will be hatching while we're in the middle of vacation. So, I'm thinking, gosh I wonder if our neice (who will be house/chicken/dog/kitten/horse sitting) can handle the whole bator to hatcher process and take care of the new babies. I'm having serious doubts, but there's no helping it. Then, my amazingly understanding [​IMG] hubby [​IMG] says "Why don't we just take them with us?" He explains that he has this inverter and he can fix it up so we can plug in the bator. Can you even imagine?! [​IMG] Going down the road on an 8 hour drive to the beach and then hatching chicks while there??? [​IMG] I still have no idea what I'm going to do!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
  2. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    Sounds logical enough! I once took a day old chick camping, cuz it's momma decided she wasn't broody anymore!
    We had lots of visitors to out campsite!Everyone got a kick out of that!
  3. penelope77

    penelope77 Songster

    May 6, 2008
    northeast oklahoma
    hahaha i think it's a great idea. at least he cares. hatching at the beach! that's great!!
  4. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    We were JUST discussing this! We only have the poor lonely roo left and I am considering taking him with - we have a cage that can go, but dh wants to hire a sitter...

    How did the campgrounds react to your chickens if you did this??

    What did you do for a run, or did you do one?
  5. rooster0209

    rooster0209 Songster

    Apr 7, 2008
    North Dakota
    OMG, Its contagious

    Your husband now has the addiction too. [​IMG]

    Wonder if we should warn the rest of the spouses?
  6. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    [​IMG] Wouldn't it be cool to take a couple of photos of them at the beach once they were fluffy without letting them get too cold. [​IMG] Hope it works for ya.
  7. tntstanifer

    tntstanifer Songster

    Nov 1, 2007
    Quote:No, no no...don't tell them! [​IMG]
    They like to act like they don't care, but I catch hubby "caring" all the time. [​IMG] And he'd never admit it, but yes, he's addicted! [​IMG]
  8. tntstanifer

    tntstanifer Songster

    Nov 1, 2007
    Quote:If I had your talent & your camera..........YES, it would make a super cute picture! Want to go to the beach? [​IMG]
  9. smpezzi

    smpezzi Songster

    Jun 4, 2008
    We took our 17 chicks up north with us last weekend and I thought Hubby was going to pitch a fit when I told him we weren't taking the bator on a 6+ hour drive with no way to heat it LOL Yup it is contagious and NO DON"T Tell them LOL
  10. chicken mamma

    chicken mamma In the Brooder

    Mar 19, 2008
    North Texas
    oh I can't wait to here how this story ends, hatching on the beach, I can't think of a better way. My fiance is obsessed now to, its a race every day to who finds the first egg.

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