NOW I'VE GOT THE ITCH!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BantyChickMom, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    Thanks alot you guys!

    All the talk about your chicks pipping has got me itching.
    I put 10 eggs in a makeshift aquarium on Tuesday just to see what would happen -- not really caring if it didn't work!
    After 2 days, our first cool night caused the temp to drop to 96 -- I was disgusted.
    So I bought an incubator and transferred the eggs Friday night.
    I'm hoping now the eggs are still fine.
    I will candle by Wednesday to make sure -- if not OK, I've been collecting more eggs to replace them with.

    WHY did I have to keep reading the posts in this section???

    CONFESSION: I'm a chickenaholic!!
     
  2. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Good luck! It's so fun isn't it? [​IMG]
     
  3. Congratulations and Good Luck!

    So what *other* egs would you like to hatch --- we are here to enable [​IMG]

    Lisa
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I really want one of my hens to raise chicks at some point. Maybe in the spring. Yes, I am bitten too
     
  5. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know what you mean! I swore I was going to stop hatching 8 weeks ago and I haven't stopped yet. It's not my fault!!! I am innocent. The only thing I have done is to keep reading the posts on this forum. It's just a sickness and we shouldn't be held responsible. The people on this forum are such sneaky enablers. It's just unbelievable!!! Oh, by the way, have you checked out eggbid.com and ebay - they have some nice eggs right now. . . .LOL
     
  6. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    Even if i didn't read the posts here, my son is still right there beside me saying, 'I want some more hens for Turkey', that's his black wyandotte bantam.
    So I've got 4 OEGB eggs and 6 from his mixed breed bantam hen X black wyandott.
    I'm very interested now to see what they will look like.
    I started out thinking if they didn't hatch, it was no big deal.
    But once i put them in the aquarium, i was hooked all the way.
    I decided then to start collecting more eggs in case the temp drop messed them up.
    Now, I'm waiting for my son's white cochin bantam to start laying so i can hatch some of those.

    I am totally hopeless at this point.

    I have encouragement every way I turn.
     
  7. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Oh, by the way, have you checked out eggbid.com and ebay - they have some nice eggs right now. . . .LOL

    [​IMG]

    I was just sitting on my hands not to bid on ebay. I was going to post how do you not buy them?....but I guess you don't. [​IMG]

    I don't even have an incubator and I am sitting here thinking...ok I have an old ice chest that I can convert.......

    Tonya

    And I have only had chicks for 3 weeks now.​
     
  8. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    WELCOME TO THE ADDICTION!!!

    How many do you have??

    You won't have low #'s for long if you listen to the people
    here.
     
  9. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    I have 7. Well if you hear my DD talk I have 2 ,she has 2, my ds has 2, and my dh has 1 (because he really isn't happy about the chickens). But in reality I have all 7... they're mine all mine! evil laugh [​IMG]

    I have 4 bantams and 3 standards.

    Tonya
     
  10. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I candled tonight and about half looked good.
    There were several I couldn't tell anything, so maybe still a little early.
    There were several that appeared to be a blood ring although I'm not real sure exactly what that would look like.
    I think I'll candle again in 3 or 4 days before I discard any.
     

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