I'm ready to kill him. We have 81 chickens right now. We agreed no more hatching until spring when we can downsize the flock and have enough coop space. I have 2 brooders in the house, one is becoming a perminent fixture. One group is 7 and a half weeks old and the other group is not quite 2 weeks old. So it will be a while before the little ones can go outside. The older ones should be ready to go out very soon (I hope). So last night I am looking at the eggs we collected for the day and commented on the size of a few of them. Dear hubby says "I'd like to put that one in the bator." Now without conversation or planning I have a dozen eggs in the bator, and 2 full brooders that are occupied. I am ready to send him to go sleep in the chicken coop so that he can see how much space we have (or don't have) to house all of these birds. When I asked him why he wanted to hatch more eggs he said "because they are so cute and fluffy." So is he a true hatching junkie? Where am I going to put all of these hatchlings?!