Incubators Anonymous

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LilyD, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    I don't really have a way to grow out ALL the roos I hatch. Last year I probably hatched about 1500+ chicks so that is about 300 too many roos. Just can't do it. Maybe this year if we get a pen built for them. I don't mind letting DINNER roos free range most of the day but I still need a way to lock them up at night.

    I don't typically name my birds. I am not good at naming animal anyway. I had 2 cats... they had REAL name but we just called them Boy Cat and Girl Cat or Kittyboy and Kittygirl.

    I think we only have one bird with a name..... Erik..... Erik the RED he is my BCM roo. I can't think of any others. We had another BCM roo and his name was Redneck. He had color all over at about 4 weeks old. Too bad he injured his leg. He became dinner.
     
  2. TNBEARCHICK

    TNBEARCHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep kfc, stewie dumplin, roastie, whatever its good food that I know where it came from
     
  3. TNBEARCHICK

    TNBEARCHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeh I only had to grow out about 100 roos so not that bad and luckily we sold several of those[​IMG]
     
  4. Haloclimb

    Haloclimb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't wait to head to the next poultry auction and buy some more eggs and do this all over again xD Good luck with your hatches everyone!
     
  5. HOMEBODY12

    HOMEBODY12 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have read some people say they add eggs to incubator. How does that work when it comes time for lock down for the eggs already in incubator?
     
  6. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Overoberyl

    Overoberyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a couple of incubators I use for just incubating, and one I use just for hatching, so when it's time for lockdown, I just transfer whatever eggs are ready into the hatcher. That way, I can have multiple groups of eggs in the other incubators that are on different hatching schedules.
     
  8. PugBug

    PugBug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a different bator just for hatching- just transfer them over
     
  9. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

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  10. Flowerbh

    Flowerbh Overrun With Chickens

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    OMG! Why did you tell me this (about having different incubators for hatching!) Now, I will want to do that and hatch hatch hatch. As it is now, I have to wait 3 weeks plus some for cleaning, etc in between batches.!!!! hahahhaa! It's probably a good thing I don't have any extra money for another incubator right now!

    Oh, BTW, my 12 eggs go into lockdown today! 9 frizzled/non frizzled NNs and 3 Blue Laced Red Wyandottes! Hope all goes well! The Wyandotte eggs were small and porous. 6 didn't make it thru the first 10 days. (mailed eggs - boo!) Hope the last 3 make it. I really want BLRW!
     

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