I'm stuck.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicken boy sam, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Marie1234

    Marie1234 Songster

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    I happen to think building a bator is an excellent project because it involves electricity, science, working with tools and more. It would be a great project for right now.
    Hatching eggs could be a great project for another time after you and mom have talked about and agreed upon what to do with chicks. It extreemly satisfying to hatch chicks.
    Another aspect of 4h that people sometimes forget about is the emphasis on agri-business. If you can take the time to work on a simple business plan look ahead to hatching out eggs for next spring and you will likely be able to sell them and make a little money to recover your initial expenses.

    So, here's my suggestion: talk to your 4-h advisor about the poster project and see if it would be enough. Combine the poster project with a business plan of how much it will cost to build and how many sales you could have in the future. Build the bator. Wait patiently for mom to say yes because eventually she will. Prove to mom that you are a mature thinker by having a good plan (and that includes hatching out birds that you will be able to sell) and not being impatient.
     
  2. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Songster

    Dec 21, 2009
    Yea, just to get chickens in 5th grade, it took me from 1st grade all the way up until the end when her boss bought chickens because he said I NEEDED them, which I did.
     
  3. PhilErvin

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    Quote:Don't listen to this post Sam, BAD ADVISE, this will surely get you in trouble with your folks. The other advise here has been good but please respect your parents and try to get them to work with you in this. Good Luck [​IMG]
     
  4. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Songster

    Dec 21, 2009
    hahahhahahha lol
    Quote:Don't listen to this post Sam, BAD ADVISE, this will surely get you in trouble with your folks. The other advise here has been good but please respect your parents and try to get them to work with you in this. Good Luck [​IMG]
     
  5. colowyo0809

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    Quote:I am going to have to agree with this poster. Make sure you take plenty of pictures to document the steps to building the incubator, and make sure you clearly document the pictures for your poster. In addition, having the business plan or strategy worked out for the following year, and including that with your poster is a very good idea. Plus, it helps show your mum that you are serious about it. Adults, and parents in particular, tend to respond more to thoughts and ideas that are thought out, planned and articulated well than they do spur of the moment off the cuff stuff. Trust me, I have learned this the hard way [​IMG]
    Good luck with whatever you do, I really wish I had been involved in 4H when I was younger.
     
  6. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Songster

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    I think you need some serious discussions with your 4H leader. There may be ways to help you that you aren't aware of. Maybe the local embryology projects need some assistance!
     
  7. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Songster

    Dec 21, 2009
    I'm most definitely going to do the incubator find the topic "making this incubator...." and that's where I discussed it. Some of the breeds that I'm thinking of hatching are bantam salmon and blue faverolles, bantam and standard welsummers, and red and black sexlinked eggs.
     
  8. SarahIrl

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    I am am member of a site here in Ireland. I have done my htaching for this year, but invested a LOT of money in incubators and brooding equipment, so now I offer to incubate other people's eggs. They pay me to do this, and I don't have to worry about getting rid of the chicks, etc, afterwards as they aren't mine anyway! I posted up an ad saying I would do this, and already my incubators will be filled when my current hatches finish, with GOOSE eggs. So, it's worth it. Not everyone has an incubator, or the time to hatch their own, and when they have no broody - you'll be an invaluable asset to the local poultry community!
     

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