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I was just given an incubator...the size of a fridge!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bburn, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
    Delaware, Arkansas
    My DGD and I are sooooo eggcited.

    Her grandmother and poppa just gave us their incubator. They have not used it in several years and no longer have chickens. He has a new job out of town and they are moving and asked us if we WANTED it!!

    We just went down to look at it and I thought I would be bringing something home the size of a suitcase! It is made from an old fridge. And they gave us a brooder! And they gave us some cages that they used to put the chicks in later before they turned them out.

    So, tomorrow we get the trailer out and drive down and collect our goodies.

    AND now I have to learn everything I need to know about incubating before spring.

    AND I am going to need some LF cochin eggs sometime around April!! I am going to increase my cochin flock this year!

    So, I am off to read everything I can find about incubating and hatching eggs!

    Yeah, me! Ok, yeah, me and my DGD....best chicken partner ever!
     
  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Better fill it up to make sure it works!!!! Totally full!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] FILL IT FULL! YOU WON'T REGRET IT! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. kennedyscochins

    kennedyscochins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! That is so exciting!
     
  5. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Wow, that is excellent!
    An incubator the size of a fridge...let's see, Call Ducks, Pynchies, Jaerhons, Cochins...oh, sorry, I forgot where I was. [​IMG]
    Congrats on the GIANT incubator!
     
  6. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
    Delaware, Arkansas
    Have to get it home first.

    No incubating until this job is over. My DH and I work nuclear outages and he has been out since November and I go down to the plant Monday or Tuesday. Once the outage starts in Febuary we will be working 6-12's or 7-10's. Not much time for the chickens for a while. I will be doing all I can do to feed, water and collect eggs everyday! But then comes the layoff!!!! Sometime in April.

    So until then I will be stalking this section of BYC and picking ya'll brains.

    And then, when my husband was building the little cochin coop (for three cochins) he said he would build me another coop and run after outage. But that was the LAST one (I only have three!!!). So I said, real sweetly, but I did not even ask!

    So, off to read about incubating and oh, yea....genetics!
     
  7. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
    Delaware, Arkansas
    Quote:Kennedyscochins...hmmmm.....LF or Bantams?
     
  8. badbuffalo

    badbuffalo Out Of The Brooder

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    aww i want one 2 [​IMG]
     
  9. Livinwright Farm

    Livinwright Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now, you said that you are bringing it to my house right?!? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. kennedyscochins

    kennedyscochins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Kennedyscochins...hmmmm.....LF or Bantams?

    LOL! I have both. If you want eggs when it's time, let me know and I'll put you on a list. I have a few people waiting right now. I hope to get started myself in March or April selling eggs and chicks. Just depends on the girls!
     

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