I think I'm hooked?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jessiewoodard57, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Jessiewoodard57

    Jessiewoodard57 Songster

    Jun 2, 2010
    Bushnell, FL.
    I just finished one hatch on Sunday and here I set another 42 eggs tonight. This time its New Hampshires, White Rocks, and Buff Orphs.

    Kind of addicting isn't it?

  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    LOL, why do you think we all have so many chickens?! I had the bator plugged in for almost 2 years straight...only unplugged it b/c I hatched a chick (son). Considering plugging it back in now that he's 2 months old...I think DH might kill me. [​IMG]
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Na.... lol
  4. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

    Dec 15, 2009
    Penn Valley, CA
    What are you talking about? It's not addictive at all! [​IMG]

    (Yes, yes it is. [​IMG])
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2010
  5. LaurenM23

    LaurenM23 Songster

    Jun 16, 2010
    King George, VA
    I am seriously considering starting a new thread for Hatchers Anonymous...except that I'm not sure if I'm addicted, seeing as I can stop anytime I want. I just don't want to, yet, is all...yes...that's it...[​IMG]

    Edited for epiphany:

    Hello, my name is Lauren and I am a hatching addict. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2010
  6. BlueBirdChick

    BlueBirdChick On Vacation

    Aug 13, 2010
    Absarokee, Montana

    yeah it is very addicting. I think you should start a thread for hatchers anonymous lol.. Yeah I have 21 in my Hova Incubator now and Im like this isn't enough lol but theres hardly any more room in there. Im like okay once these things hatch (knocks on wood) and they get old enough to go into the brooder and then old enough to join the other chickens you bet your bottom I'm gonna get more.

    Hubby is like okay then we need to get or build another really huge coop hahahahahahaa.... Its very addicting [​IMG]
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Hello, my name is Linda and I'm a hatchaholic.

    I have 7 incubators, from a 3-egg R-Com, to 2 Brinsea Mini Advance AND 2 Mini Advance EX models, plus 3 Octagon 20 Advance EX models. All have eggs in them..... One Mini hatched 5 of 7 eggs yesterday and today, and one Mini Advance EX hatched the same, 5 of 7 eggs, same time. I have 10 little chicks (FBCM and Salmon Favoerells) in a brooder.

    Plus six 2 week old chicks in another brooder.

    Plus six 6 week old chicks in an outside brooder.

    Plus 7 twelve-weekers in a grow out coop, just joined the flock to range freely in past two days.

    And then there are the rest of the chickens in the main flock, listed in my signature paragraph.

    I have eggs to put INTO those two almost-empty 'bators!

  8. LaurenM23

    LaurenM23 Songster

    Jun 16, 2010
    King George, VA
    Group, let's welcome Linda with a hug and thank her for her bravery in sharing her continuing struggle with us. [​IMG]
  9. newlyweds

    newlyweds Pearl of the Prairie

    Mar 12, 2010
    Southeast Texas
    Quote:You should!!! I am cleaning and putting my incubators away today and you would think I was burying my favorite dog, it's so sad. I really need help, lol!!!
  10. Jessiewoodard57

    Jessiewoodard57 Songster

    Jun 2, 2010
    Bushnell, FL.
    I said I wasn't going to do it but, I just started building a 3rd coop. Actually it will be a 6"w x8"L x6'H tractor. Now I know I am hooked. [​IMG]

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