It finally happened :-o

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by technodoll, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. technodoll

    technodoll Songster

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    I GOT MY BRAND-NEW HOVA-BATOR TODAY!!

    My very first incubator ever!

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    Yes, it's my birthday and this was my present from DH and my family (they all pitched in).

    Got the 42-egg model with the clear see-through cover, automatic egg turner and hygrometer, and also a candler.

    I can't wait to start my first batch of eggs in 3 weeks!!

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  2. topeka

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    Why do you have to wait 3 weeks?
     
  3. technodoll

    technodoll Songster

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    Quote:I have to time things so that the babies are old enough go out in the coop around early April, it's too cold before then...

    And I can't have them in the house for more than 3 weeks or so because we are selling the property and can't keep a bathroom messy and smelly with live poultry, doesn't look good when you have an Open House for potential buyers [​IMG]
     
  4. GlitterKitty

    GlitterKitty Songster

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    Congrats! [​IMG]

    What kind of eggs wil you be hatching?
     
  5. Criskin

    Criskin Lost somewhere in a book

    Awesome! A Hovabator and automatic turner were what I got for my birthday this year, too! I don't have the self restraint you do, though...mine is up and running. As I told hubby, this is truly "the gift that keeps on giving"! [​IMG]
     
  6. mediazeal

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    YIPPEE!
    Another hatchoholic is born!
    welcome to the club
     
  7. SunshineSteedFarm

    SunshineSteedFarm Seramatching Equestrian

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    Congrats! [​IMG] I am getting one soon also. Which kind of eggs are you planning on hatching?
     

  8. technodoll

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    Quote:I hope to hatch some white chanteclers (8 eggs are on standby from a local breeder) and some EE's from these two:

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    I am considering letting him mate with my sexlinks too since a few of them lay a nice dark egg... maybe I'd get a green egg layer?

    Also, if my white sultan is laying again, I may let my white silkie boys mate with her to hatch some sulkies [​IMG]

    So many possibilities!

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  9. 3goodeggs

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    Happy birthday [​IMG]
     
  10. SunshineSteedFarm

    SunshineSteedFarm Seramatching Equestrian

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    Sounds like a good plan to me! [​IMG]
     

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