Nobody warned me...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by redbudlane, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. redbudlane

    redbudlane New Egg

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    that incubating eggs was so addictive!!! This is my third batch this year, I have had very good luck with my hatches and I am simply in love with hatching baby peeps. Dh is a little worried about being overrun though.... [​IMG]
     
  2. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same here. Good hatch rates with my new Brinsea. I have also done 3, but I plan on selling most at swaps before the end of fall.
    It was a lot of fun, and thanks to the folks here on the forum, I have learned a lot!!!
     
  3. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    I'm very eager to hatch some eggs, too, and I've been lookin for an incubator. What kind do you use? Any advice before I buy one? Thanks!
     
  4. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I as warned...addictive???

    holymoly!

    I have eggs in the incubator at Day 11, and I am already collecting for the next batch...*sigh*
     
  5. llrumsey

    llrumsey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 brooders going, one incubator and looking for more eggs for the other incubator, I think we need AA or something, I hate winter because I cant hatch anything!
     
  6. 1shotcleaner

    1shotcleaner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    addictive is an understatement!!! i have 6 incubators and id fill all of them if i could find the eggs. 3years ago i had 3 1202's running at once and 3 trays hatching at once in one. and the other 2 had trays 1 week apart thats alot of peeps. thankfully my wife likes it too. soon you will be driving 3 hrs to get eggs and building bruder tanks and grow off pens it is a great addiction. have fun[​IMG]
     
  7. Speck & Gerard

    Speck & Gerard Out Of The Brooder

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    my mother just bought us an incubator and we have our first batch in, i tried to tell her how addicting it would be but i don't think she quite understood, she's getting it now, and just all excited, we're going to end up with way too many i can already tell and the first batch has only been in for like 4 days lol:D
     
  8. chicksntexas

    chicksntexas Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. redbudlane

    redbudlane New Egg

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    I have a Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco with the auto turner. I just love this little incubator. Super easy to set up and doesn't take up much space at all. I just put a cheap little humidity gauge in it that we found at wally world.

    My third hatch is pretty much done I think, 20 out of 24 eggs have hatched. I don't candle (haven't tried it yet) so I figure that is pretty good. My first hatch I got 14/15 and my second was 21/24.

    Out of the first hatch 9 were roosters. I sold one and gave the rest to a friend who had helped out when I broke my ankle earlier this spring. I kept the 5 hens as replacement hens. The second batch I sold to another friend. I will be keeping this batch myself and butchering the roosters.

    One of my PBR hens was discovered today in the ram barn on a nest, not sure how many eggs she has under her. I have one PBR hen and one brown leghorn hen sharing a nest in a garbage can in the big barn. Not sure how many eggs are under them either. I have a little red cochin rooster running around so most of those chicks will probably by crosses. [​IMG]

    I really would recommend the Brinsea Octagon 20, one of my most favorite toys!
     
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I started out with an LG. I'm a hatch-a-holic!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
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