I did it!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by amazondoc, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

    Mar 31, 2008
    Lebanon, TN
    Well, folks, I have done it. I completely lost my mind. I am now certifiably insane.

    Why, you ask??

    Well --

    I ordered a brand new Sportsman 1502 today.

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    I've never even hatched a single egg in my life, so of course the first thing I do is rush out and spend hundreds of bucks on a humongous incubator.

    Told ya. I'm insane.

    But I plan on having fun!
  2. johnmayersquare

    johnmayersquare Let's Talk About Chicks, Man!

    Nov 17, 2007
    Port Orchard, WA
    You go girl! Enjoy! [​IMG]
  3. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

    Mar 31, 2008
    Lebanon, TN
    Thanks! [​IMG]

    I do at least have a logical-sounding excuse for getting it.

    You see, I have fallen in love with bantam araucanas. I now have 7 hens, and I intend to incubate every darned egg they lay. And, even in the depths of winter, I'm getting quite a few eggs (relatively speaking) -- more than a dozen a week.

    Hopefully I'll be setting eggs every week. So, if I got the small incubators, I'd have to get multiple incubators -- to handle both incubation and hatching. That means more bucks to buy, more electricity to run, more instability in conditions, AND more maintenance.

    But with the Sportsman, I can set eggs every week AND hatch -- all in the same machine. More stable, less maintenance, less worry.

    So you see, I really needed it. Really!! [​IMG]
  4. nivtup

    nivtup Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    From where I sit today, with two bators, one dedicated to being a hatcher, and needing more room to set eggs, your approach seems oh so logical.
  5. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    I think you did the right thing. Why start small and have to put out more money to get where you want to be.[​IMG]
  6. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    Where did you order it from?
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Yup, it's official...you are way off your rocker, LOL.
  8. ddeans

    ddeans Songster

    Nov 20, 2008
    Elkton, MD
    Hatching eggs is so addicting though. If I have one spot left in mine I have to find something to put in there.. I wouldn't want to waste any space. If I had any larger than a 42 egg capacity bator, I would be in a world of trouble.....
  9. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    [​IMG] Yup, that would be nuts......... [​IMG]

    Good luck !!
  10. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I think I'm getting the chick itch now [​IMG]

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