I'm back (again)

Kitsune

Songster
12 Years
Feb 2, 2007
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Hey there fellow chickeneers

I've made it back after life decided to take over for a short while - I've currently got 6 rescued layers (possibly the smae ones I had last time I was around here - I don't remember when that was though!) and next week I am getting *dun dun dunnn* an incubator!!!

Yayy - my last one stayed with my ex when we split for some unknown reason (I think I just forgot to take it and he never reminded me - c'est la vie) anyhow, forget the old hova-bator that I used to have - now I'm getting a Lucky Reptile Herp Nursery 2 Incubator!!

herp-nursery2.jpg


Obviously ment for reptile eggs (which it will also be used for - caught my two corn snakes in the act the other night, lol) but it has a clear front viewing area, digital thermostat and - well - it just looks a lot cooler too, lol. No auto turner obviously so I'll be turning morning and night as I always have (I think it's nice to have that bit of personal contact throughout the process) and hopefully I'll have as successful hatches with this as I did with the old one.

I can't wait - I've got some eggs saved up as we did have a silkie roo with the layers till recently, and then when the roo starts doing his thing where I rehomed him to I'll probably hatch some of her eggs too! Weeeeee! I'm back on the chicky train!!!

Well, soon, soon I will be......

*grin*
 

countryboy

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Oct 31, 2007
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hi, looks like fun, are you going to hatch snakes and chickens at the same time?
wonder what their reaction to each other would be.
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Kitsune

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12 Years
Feb 2, 2007
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Manchester - England
Thankyou thankyou!!!

It's good to be back - hopefully I'll be here a bit longer this time!

I think hatching snake and chickens together could be interesting - both eggs'd have to be on the limit of their temperature range, about 90 F but the vermiculite the snake eggs were in would keep the humidity good for the chicken eggs.... hmmmm.... maybe...

Seriously though the chicken eggs are ready NOW!!! and the snake eggs will probably be months as both snakes are still relatively young first batch are not likely to be too good anyway but I can always hope! I also have a pair of bearded dragons who should be breeding next year (male is a little young still at the moment) but soon - yes soon - I will be surrounded by all manner of scaley and fuzzy babies!!! muuaaa haaa haaa!!!!

I can't wait!
 

Kitsune

Songster
12 Years
Feb 2, 2007
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Manchester - England
Now that would be something to see!!

I've got some eggs on order from ebay now - someone directed me there for meat bird eggs and I ended up going for some light sussex, good duel purpose birds that I've kept before, I like them. Then I got to looking at the bantam hathing eggs, and then someone has some marans - I miss my friendly maran hen rescue... I need to steer clear of ebay for a bit I think!

My garden is a mess at the moment, with all the rain and the 6 birds outside it's a mud pit! Put down a small bale of hay earlier to try and keep their feet at least a bit dry and it's working at the moment - if the rain doesn't ease up soon though I'll have to figure another plan.

At least it'll be closer to summer when the new chicks are ready to go out!
 

eggchel

Crowing
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Dec 26, 2006
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Hi Vikki, Good to see you again. Good luck with your hatch, that is a very cool looking incubator. Stylish enough to keep right next to the computer!

Be sure to drop in to our little sister site:

www.TheEasyGarden.com

Chel
 

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