How does the incubating craze get started?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KSPixieChick, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. KSPixieChick

    KSPixieChick Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 25, 2008
    I wrote this note to my sister...

    Hello!! I am getting hatching eggs! Woohoo! Mine haven't started laying yet, grrr.
    It was kind of an accident really. I was online at and I clicked the eggs and chicks for sale link to see what was out there. Man, I thought. These people are crazy! Lookee at all the eggs being sold. Someone would post a load of eggs for sale and BAM they were gone! I got so caught up in the excitement that before I could help myself BAM, I bought a load. Then I had to call my hubby and ask if it was ok if I had some eggs.
    Well, while I was waiting for his reply to my text message, I was watching the screen and BAM I bought some more. Incredible. I couldn't help myself really. He is being a good sport about it and offered to build an incubator. That was one little detail I was a little unclear on. Never thought it thru it happened so fast. Just BAM and it was over. So, as we were building the incubator he asked me about the size of incubator I would need. Sizes? You need to know sizes? "Well how many eggs did you get?", he asked. I paused a moment and said, "Well, let's see. The first batch was 24 plus some extras. Then while I was waiting for your reply another batch of twelve came along." He just looked at me and then ...
  2. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    and that my dear is how it all begins.......

  3. Hackles

    Hackles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    The proverbial "big bang" of becoming a hatch-a-holic![​IMG]
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Sucker! Hahahahaha! There is no cure!
  5. andehens

    andehens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2008
    Scenic Sierra Nevadas
    [​IMG] and yep! there you have it! hatchaloism at its finest!
  6. WOW, you got it bad... Better hurry up and build that Bator!

    I at least waited until I had a bator to even open the Hatching Eggs and Chicks section, MUST RESIST!

  7. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Yep that is how the insanity starts! LOL

    I am trying sooooooooooooooo hard to buy any right now, though I know I need to. I don't incubate I have my little broody silkies to do their job... so it keeps me in check with how many I can buy. (I don't think my silkies can hatch 3 dz?!)

    Then I hatch, keep one I really like... and sell the rest!

    Its pretty addicting to the point I hatched ducks under my chickens just because I could! LOL [​IMG]

    Wait until you want turkeys or geese!!!! [​IMG]
  8. thecochincoop

    thecochincoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's it!! Another hatch-a-holic is born [​IMG] now you are one of us [​IMG] I wish mine would start laying [​IMG] I can't wait to start the incubator [​IMG]
  9. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Just wait until the fuzzy butts actually hatch... OOOOO NELLIE, hold on to your hat!
  10. Birdys Barnyard

    Birdys Barnyard Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 9, 2009
    That is funny! I did the exact same thing and had to next day air 2 incubators.

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