I am a severe hatchaholic!!!!! Help!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Nupine, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. Nupine

    Nupine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2007
    Ohio
    Last summer, my silkie pair started to lay. So I had an incubator I got from a flea market, and I tried to hatch some eggs. To make a long story short, very few hatched. So last December, [I had 4 incubators then!] I tried again. This time with silkies, turkens, and a few wyandottes and one mutt. Now to make a long story short, I have over 15 young birds and at least 5 dozen eggs in the incubator!! I need help. Every time I get eggs from outside, I look at the egg and it makes me think of Fluffenbutt, the turken chick I am retaining. Then I think, I don't want to eat one of Fluffenbutt's siblings. Then I think of Fluffenbutt crying because I ate her sibling. I know I am weird. So in the incubator the egg goes!! I have a hovabator that is plum full of eggs. I love hatching eggs, but I am worried I won't be able to find good homes for all the chicks. I just put an ebay auction up for eggs, and I have a few people on here who may be buying eggs. It is very stressful for me. Any advice? Are any of you severe hatchaholics?
     
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have an incubator that holds 380 eggs at a time and no one here thinks I have a problem. Sounds like you need a bigger incubator and MORE chicken friends to pass chicks along to.

    And then a bigger coop. OH ... and don't forget the extra brooder.
     
  3. chicksnducks

    chicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you look hard enough you will find other chicken lovers who would love some eggs or chickens!!!!
    I have ten silkie eggs and 15 duck eggs in bator now....can't wait to see the little fluffs chirping around in my closet....and the feed store is supposed to get some chicks next week!!!!
    welcome to the club.....[​IMG]
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    you think you got a problem. I am hating eggs from march-july! non stop!
     

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