Just purchased a new incubator; need help NOT buying eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mom2Five, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Mom2Five

    Mom2Five Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 9, 2011
    Stuarts Draft, VA
    So I just purchased a new hovabator genesis 1588 online and I'm playing around with it to get used to the temp and humidity settings in various locations in my house. I am thinking I will hatch in my closet. I would like to get some silkies next spring but I keep looking at the auctions here for silkies that are available NOW. So I'm looking to you all for help in NOT buying any hatching eggs now. I really need to wait till spring cuz It's cold here and I don't want to keep them inside the house.

    Oh, wait! [​IMG] What was I thinking? I'm asking Enablers Anonymous for help.

    Nevermind. [​IMG]
  2. dickhorstman

    dickhorstman Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Dec 8, 2009
    With a brand new incubator I cannot think of 1 reason not to fill it.
  3. Honemor

    Honemor Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 20, 2011
    I got 14 eggs shipped almost 4 weeks ago, and 5 of them hatched. They are silkies, and yes, I have to keep them in the house for a few weeks...I wouldnt have ordered the eggs at this time of the year, but they were Christmas present. So I had no choice but incubating them right off. They are the cutest little things [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2011
  4. Mom2Five

    Mom2Five Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 9, 2011
    Stuarts Draft, VA
    I really have no place to keep baby chicks inside the house. I have a small shed outside, but I don't know how steady the temp would be out there in the winter even with a heat lamp on the babies. I'm in VA and we've been having some pretty cold nights.
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Okay, slowly step away from the new hovabator... that's it, slowly now, no sudden movements. Keep coming back, back, back.... that's it, good. Now I'm just going to take this new bator and hold it at my house for safe keeping and you can have it back after completion of incubators anonymous. Please note, your new bator will not be available for return to you for at least 21 days.

    You're Welcome![​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2011
  6. Mom2Five

    Mom2Five Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 9, 2011
    Stuarts Draft, VA
  7. KalikoFarms

    KalikoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2011
    WOW are you in the wrong place for help NOT to hatch [​IMG] I wasnt going to hatch this winter and I now have silkies, wheaten Marans, Jubilee Orpingtons, Silver Sussex, and Araucanas ...... [​IMG] Its in your blood once you get the bator theres no turning back.
  8. HetaChick

    HetaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2011
    I totally understand! Today I followed an add on Craigslist and got a new Hova Bator 1588 myself for $50. I'm itching to hatch chicks but I have to wait on that. My broody has a clutch anyways so I shouldn't complain. I was thinking of maybe hatching for folks in my area if there were any people who needed to hatch chicks but don't have an incubator.


    First I'm checking out the temps on it. It was no longer on factory settings so I reset it to it.
  9. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    I can't help you not hatch since I'm in Florida and think a winter hatch is perfect, if mine hatch 1st week of January I can get eggs from them in june.
  10. bikerchic

    bikerchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 22, 2011
    Bahahaha, you won't find any help here! I'm also in VA and I plan on hatching all winter long. I don't do the 95, 90, 85 weekly temp thing. I just move the peeps farther away from the heat lamp every few days. I get them out of the house and into a coop at 3 weeks. There they have a heat source at night. They are doing fine. When I move them to the run with the big girls I make sure they have a big girl to sleep with them at night for the extra heat. Happy hatching [​IMG]

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