Is it too late to consider hatching?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SportChick, May 15, 2010.

  1. SportChick

    SportChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    So sad today. Had ordered marans and golden lace wyandotte eggs that were set to arrive the last week of May. They called today to say that they didn't really have any of these varieties and suggested several substitutions. Chose to cancel the order because I had my heart set on these 2 breeds. Should I bother trying other places, or is it too late in the season to really do this:(?
  2. JCoogle

    JCoogle Chillin' With My Peeps

    To me it is never to late to hatch. I incubate all year long.
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I incubate till sept. I stop then cause I dont want to deal with babies or incubators during the winter, when you have to worry about loss of power etc.
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I hatch all year.
  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    plenty of people here on BYC will have those breed and egs available pretty much all year long. just put up a wanted post.
  6. ChickFila

    ChickFila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    check BYC auction forum. There are Marans eggs for sale now. They must be better quality than the hatchery you ordered.
  7. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

    Dec 15, 2009
    Penn Valley, CA
    As long as you have a brooder location that works during cold weather and a back-up plan if the power goes out, there's no reason not to incubate year-round. [​IMG]
  8. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
    So Cal
    Hey, it's only May. Some of us are just getting started! In Louisiana you should have plenty of warm weather left. Go for it.
  9. SportChick

    SportChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Thanks everyone. That is very encouraging so I will look for another source. I really was depressed all evening yesterday. Even my family will be happy since I have already invested in all the chicken paraphernalia and it's all over my dining room.[​IMG][​IMG]
  10. Penturner

    Penturner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2010
    Reno Nevada
    Sportchick, First my hat is off to you for not settling for something you did not want.
    Second, not even close to to late. spring is for things like chicks hatching and last I checked it is still spring. summer is still a pretty good time for it and even fall gets it's fair share. you can make winter work but takes a bit more effort and care. but since we are the masters of all thing artificial. We can make spring time in a box any time we want. Keep on truckin and welcome to the reality of chicken keeping.

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