My Confession a Month Later

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tony, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. Tony

    Tony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All,
    I feel the need to come clean on some "unusual" steps I took in preparing my eggs for my incubator. lol
    I was an eggwasher AND I incubated eggs that were outside frozen and then cleaned by rubbing the dirt off in the snow on the ground. I also incubated eggs that had been in the refrigerator for a few days. Ahhhh!!! I feel better now that I confessed. lol
    For the record...Yes they DID all hatch. Do I recommend these actions for someone else to do as well??? Hmmm...I don`t know, it`s up to you. [​IMG]
    Have a great day!!! Tony
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, 20 lashes for you, Tony, LOL! [​IMG] Eggs that are in less than ideal conditions often hatch. I'd say you didn't do it the 'textbook' way. Glad they hatched, though. BTW, I ain't confessin' to nuttin'! [​IMG]
     
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  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I don't do confessions [​IMG].. Glad you had good hatches...
     
  4. Yogiman

    Yogiman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the two of you (Speckled & TOH) started fessen up i bet they'd shut this site down and take it off the net. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Hey....We two are chickens addicts can't get rid of us [​IMG] we know too much [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  6. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It makes sense to me that they hatched. I've been thinking about all the do's and don'ts of hatching, and come to the conclusion that if all these hatching "rules" were true, eggs would NEVER hatch in nature. No egg is going to be super clean, no egg is going to stay dry if it rains, etc etc. I know not all eggs hatch out in nature, but they must be able to take a bit of a beating and some changes in variables from the elements of the natural world in order to keep the species surviving... Nature is a lovely, complex system.
     
  7. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] Tony!! How COULD you!??? Ahhh, the true confessions of a chicken lover![​IMG] Ohhh, no, not me! Im not confessing, ( or admitting) to anything....you cant prove it, I wasn't there...I was...umm...in the coop! Yeah! THATS it! [​IMG]
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Here's a challeneg for you, Tony - Do it with goose eggs and post the results. [​IMG]
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Uh, oh, MissPrissy has thrown down the gauntlet! [​IMG]
     
  10. chickhamm

    chickhamm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HAH!!! Challenge sent!!


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