I must be insane!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Riocotesei, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. Riocotesei

    Riocotesei Songster

    Aug 15, 2008
    Well I finished my first hatch just last sunday. I figured that I'd wait a few weeks and rest enjoy the babaies and all. Well I went to pick up some bottle calves the other day and the lady and I got to talking about chickens.
    Along with a young banty pullet she gave me about 10 eggs to incubate for free! I couldn't resist, I'm just plain crazy. I thew in some of my chickens eggs all of which are probably mutts except for 2 silkie eggs. I went to a friends house who hatches quail and he had an extra turner woot!!! I borrowed that, set up the bator, and Today counts as day one. I think that thing turns them 6 times a day or so...it's soooo easy I'm in heaven! I just counted and I have 32 eggs in there! Thats just one less than what I had my last hatch so I can compare it to see how much better it is to have a turner. I'm also going to try the carton method for the first time as well.
    Here's to hoping to have a better than 24% hatch rate on Oct 16!!
  2. chickenma

    chickenma Songster

    Sep 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    good luck. I will keep my fingers cross for you [​IMG]
  3. Riocotesei

    Riocotesei Songster

    Aug 15, 2008
    [​IMG] Thanks!!
  4. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    I know what you mean about being insane. My eggs are due to hatch next week and I'm tell myself I need to wait till these chicks are at lease 6 weeks old before starting more. But I found this lady on craigs list that sells silkie eggs. She has buff and partridge which is just what I've been looking for. I really am trying to hold out, really I am.
  5. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    I don't think you are insane. I mean FREE is FREE right? Who can call you insane for getting something free......
  6. If it makes you feel any better I woulda done the same thing.[​IMG]
  7. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Nope not insane...just like the rest of us here! [​IMG] OK, maybe OTHERS think we are all insane (my niece) but WE don't think we are [​IMG]
  8. Bluedog420

    Bluedog420 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Cartersville, Ky
    I would hatch a golf ball if possible...getting ready to put 2 dozen buff orpington egg's in the bator as soon as I go outside...lol...Hatch em if ya got em...Peace
  9. seriousbill

    seriousbill Songster

    May 4, 2008
    Quote:[​IMG] Amen!
  10. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    Quote:[​IMG][/img] Now that's funny. True for most of us, but still funny

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