Intervention Needed

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PurpleChicken, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    My hatching addiction has kicken in bad this weekend. I just
    couldn't help myself. Someone needs to come take my bators
    away from me.

    In my LG now:
    14 of my Silkie eggs
    7 Denzuli Eggs
    56 od my Coturnix eggs

    In my Brinsea:
    5 more of my silkie eggs

    In brooders:
    14 Coturnix
    7 Silkies

    Just bought a pair of 3 month old red silkies

    Now, here is the real problem:

    On Way:
    12 Silkie Eggs from KentuckySilkies
    200 more Coturnix eggs from 2 sources
    12 Ameracaunas eggs
    8 Wellsummer eggs
    25 Bobwhite Quail eggs

    I haven't told the wife yet.

    We still have 6 turkeys, 5 cornish x, and 14 fryers DESTROYING my barn
    that we have no room to put in freezers.

    I hate chickens.
  2. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

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    It is very addicting.
  3. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I thought you were moving......had to get rid of your chickens..........[​IMG] Things obviously changed [​IMG]
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Quote:We were. The house was on the market. NOTHING.
    So, we took it off the market and will try again in spring.

    I think my silkies told potential buyers we had mold and they may
    have threatened our real estate agent too. He just starts shaking
    when he walks near the barn. [​IMG]

    Lurky, want some silkies??? [​IMG]
  5. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    I'm so jealous. I have 4.5 weeks before I can put eggs in the bator [​IMG]
    I'm jonesin' real bad, too [​IMG]
  6. justhatchin

    justhatchin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2008
    Galva, Kansas
    "I hate chickens."

    Yeah you do.......BUT.....WE love hatching even when we have
    NO place to put the hatches. [​IMG]

    18 buttons hatched this last week and 26 coturnix setting in brooder on my...Kitchen table [​IMG]

    19 more just hatched coturnix on my washing machine. [​IMG]

    done hatchen at the moment.

    BBUUTTT.. just put 42 corturnix in the bator yesterday..They will stop laying soon?? only had 2 yesterday. It's getting colder.

  7. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    What colors did you hatch for silkies?????
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2008
  8. O.K., the chicken hatching police are on their way. They will take your bators and eggs away from you. The mailings of eggs will be diverted to a new address and YOU will be dealt with accordingly.


    like OMG... what are you doing !!!

    My wife went away for a few weeks just recently. I simply followed her directions, kinda, and ended up with a bator full of barn eggs and two brooders full of chickies IN THE HOUSE and the nursery was getiting a work out.

    WELL, she came home and all hell broke loose. She marched the bator out to the nursery, told me to take all the chickens that were old enough out there and by God I had better get rid of the rest of them ASAP.

    Yes, this disease can cuase emotional distress, family upheavels and dire consequinces.

    Hope you have a way to hide your supply !!

    Remember, act dumb and never admit that you have a problem unles it is on this site. We are here to help you through this, not the problem, the HATCHINGS !!!

    Yes, we know sneaky and pehaps terrible ways to help you through this. But hey, we have to unite !!

    Good Luck !!
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  9. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    Let's see, I have 3,about 6 week old chick in a small pen by the large pen that holds the 9 mutts, I have one of those 6 week olds in a box in the bedroom on the enterainment center because she has some kind of leg problems which seem to just be getting worse, an outside brooder (technically I have 6 small pens that can be equipped with lights for outside brooders-outside being in the back shed which is open to the large pens) has 11 mixed chicks in it about 4 weeks old, I think, then the indoor brooders, one has the serama chicks and the barred rock x dominique chick the other has the 16 marans and australorps. In the first bator I have 11 welsummer eggs, 6 mille fleur, some Japanese bantams and some unknown eggs. Someone, I won't mention your name here lol, is sending me some much needed quail eggs next week. The other bator will be the hatcher if I can fit all the eggs into the first bator.
    I am not addicted. I tell Phil I am planning for the future when we all can't afford to buy food anymore. So far it is working. [​IMG]

    Oh, I meant to mention that I am still looking for salmon favorelles, crevecoeur, sultans, bantam ameraucanas, dark cornish...darn I'll have to go get the list to finish, lol.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2008
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