Let the incubating begin!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Buster, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Ok, I have a 5 buff orp eggs and 6 white orp/ black orp crosses going in the incubator on Monday with the Welsummer eggs that I am picking up Sunday morning from gamebirdsonly. Tuesday, BamaChicken is sending me an assortment of Orpington eggs. Three weeks from now BantyChickMom is sending me SL Polish eggs (DW loves the Polish) and hopefully I will be getting some Blue Orp eggs from another source at that time too. I will be setting whatever Speckled Sussex, Buff Orp, Speckled Sussex/ Black Orp and White Orp/ Black Orp eggs I gather in the meantime. Hopefully my Black Orp pullet that is in with my Splash roo will start laying soon as well so I can collect those eggs too.

    I have had some incubator troubles in the past but I am going to Utah to pick up a Sportsman 500 that I am borrowing until the end of the year on Sunday, plus I have a Hovabator 1588 due to arrive in the mail on Thursday. Wish me luck everyone! I can't wait! The advantage I have is that I will be working out of town and won't have time to worry about the eggs while I'm gone. That should make the time pass faster! We should be up to our ears in chicks soon!
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    Good luck with your hatches Jared! [​IMG]

  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member 10 Years

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    So you'll be out of town and leaving your wife all the responsibility of babysitting your eggs???
  4. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:But of course! Actually, they are going to be in a Sportsman 500 and in a Hovabator 1588 both are simple to take care of- she won't even have to turn them. Besides that, the chicken thing is starting to grow on her and she calls me every now and then when I'm out of town and informs me as to how she is managing my birds. :eek:
  5. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Goodluck!!! I just set orpington eggs from BamaChicken and hinkjc on Wednesday. I can't wait to see what you get.


BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: