Oh Man. I need to step away from the incubators!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Rhett&SarahsMom, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Songster

    May 8, 2008
    I dont have one. I really do NOT need one. Bad enough I have a roo out there in the "hen" house as it is.

    But I just found myself looking at a incubator. A small one, sure. But still. Like I need to be hatching eggs!! Bad enough I am going over to Ideal and looking at "what I can add to my small flock in the spring"
    I have a small flock for a reason darnit. I shouldnt be looking at all!![​IMG]

    Not buying another horse makes sense. But darn if the chickens arent addictive and SO EASY!
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    HEH HEH! I am too, sitting on my hands NOT TO INCUBATE eggs this year. Its hard but easy to look thru the catalogs and just mill around to see what breeds to add this year or increase number of same breeds.

    I have not hatched since June, so that is HAAAAAAAAAARD!
  3. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Songster

    Sep 4, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Everyone needs an incubator. Hatching is so much fun and the kids really love it. Then you get to enjoy the babies! The hardest part is putting it away each fall. [​IMG]
  4. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    I am in the same boat. I don't need anymore chickens right now, but I REALLY want an incubator. Told myself I would wait till spring, but I REALLY want a bator....
    Only thing holding me back is trying to decide on what kind to get. I don't have a clue...[​IMG]
  5. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Sigh. I must be a real addict then because I am NOT putting it away.[​IMG]
    LOL, get the incubator, hatch some chickies![​IMG]
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I had put mine away for the summer, it's really bad when people start knocking on your door and saying will you hatch some peeps for me? As I run to the closets and bring the bators back out!! [​IMG]
  7. illinichick

    illinichick Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    SE Il
    I asked my mom, (I'm 46) to get me an incubator for Christmas, she just laughed at me. She likes to remind me of the day when I was 3 yrs old, accidentally backed up to a bucket of eggs and plopped my rear in the bucket!
  8. I want a 'bator in the worst way!! [​IMG] I asked DH for one for my b-day, but he didn't do it. I may have to buy one for myself!!
  9. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I'm drooling over the bators in my eggcartons.com catalog. I want one, I need one, I must have one...

    My hen house is full. No room for more babies, but I have all these experimental breedings running thru my brain.

    I am tough, picked up a different-colored EE at the feed store last week and put it back. Almost cried yesterday when I went to the feed store to pick up the chick after all, and she was sold! Don't need another chick...

    But I asked my DH for an incubator for Christmas. We'll see if he pulls thru on it. If he does, that means he has to build another hen house.
  10. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    Oh am I glad I'm not the only one! I'm going for the Christmas present route....I'm going to tell him I want either a new house or a incubator. He will think I'm suggesting a house for us to live in, buy an incubator and when spring arrives he will figure out I was wanting a new hen house for all the chicks I will be hatching.....I think this will work!

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