how to pass the time till hatch day

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by popcornpuppy, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. popcornpuppy

    popcornpuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I just set 65 eggs in the bator last night. 3 weeks seems like forever to wait for these eggs to hatch. I did hatch out other eggs in the past but they were just mixed muts and nothing thrilling. Now I have Delaware and Orpington eggs that I've waited months to get and 3 more weeks is going to kill me. [​IMG]
    How does everyone pass the time to keep their minds off the eggs in the bator?
    If I'm not on BYC to pass time, [​IMG]
    I'm checking the heat and humidity on the eggs, being such a mother hen.
     
  2. KDbeads

    KDbeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2009
    East Central VA
    I'm going nuts myself, set Wednesday night. First hatch in 20 years. EEs and mutts, only 15... that last hatch was 100 I think.
    Even with planning a fundraiser, trying to find a job, weening kittens, dealing with sick dogs, driving 3 hours round trip to get 3 more pullets, trying to keep a recently spayed kitten from messing up her sutures, working on 2 quilts, hand embroidery, jewelry for a wedding and various household things I'm still antsy.

    Can we start pacing? Should we learn a new hobby? What about training the cats to sit, beg and get down? Wait, that's been done here already [​IMG]


    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I hate waiting!
     
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    start building them a custom brooder!
     
  4. popcornpuppy

    popcornpuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well, tomorrow we go to the hardware store for supplies to build the second coop, and maybe a third (we'll need 3 if all the eggs hatch [​IMG] )

    KDbeads when do you find time to sleep or worry about hatching eggs?
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2009
  5. KDbeads

    KDbeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2009
    East Central VA
    Quote:What's this thing you call sleep? [​IMG]
    I'm a bit hyper and I keep everything in a very confined schedule of events for the most part, so much time here, so much time there, time on this, time on that, work on this one day or 2 days a week, etc. It's the only way I can function properly. You can't eat off my floors though so I guess the house cleaning suffers a bit, we do split it up fairly equally (I haven't done dishes or had to clean the kitchen in 10 years).

    I've banned myself from new hobbies actually, we both sit down and discuss anything new we might want to do, pros, cons, how much money it will cost, etc. It's the only way 2 adults with ADHD can stay focused on anything.

    Brooder is ready to go. Run for the coop is planned to be built Sunday and Monday if an extra day is needed.

    You know..... after that I could add a chicken page to my website.... that would burn a few hours over a few days.....
     
  6. 2txmedics

    2txmedics Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
    Manvel Texas
    Best way for me to pass time waiting on a hatch is fixing up the Brooder (nursery)...going to buy feed, making sure I have all the supplies and then reading about chickens...babies, the body, all the how to's...about sexing, breeding, anything I can find on chickens...this keeps me close to the hatch...and of course candeling...and BYC...talking to others on my hatch and chickens I now have....

    good luck Im sue Sept 11th, think it will start early...my last hatch did....I was due Aug. 7th...and it was Aug 5th.
    Heck, DH told my in laws, we are laying in bed, and she wakes me up to tell me what the respirations of a chicken are at rest per minute!!!! and where in the body the shell is put on the yolk before it drops....[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2009
  7. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    It is tough, especially the first time. I have been trying to ignore the bator and checking it a couple times per day, talking to the eggs, beading, embroidery, cooking, cleaning my closet and getting the stuff for their brooder. Today I am highlighting DDs hair and tomorrow fixing the brooder to get it ready. Hatch day is Monday! [​IMG]
     
  8. Kiwi Chicky

    Kiwi Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if being on BYC makes time go faster or makes me want the chickies to hurry up more!!

    We have 3 lambs to feed and 3 children to feed too.

    Still they're taken soooooooooo long
     

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