Please...tell me it`s an insane idea....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mrs. Feathers, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All our roos are now nicely settled into their bunks at freezer camp. The multi-age girls are bonded and producing lovely eggs. All is peaceful and serene in the coop....
    ...and I want to mess it all up by pulling out that incubator and setting a hatch.[​IMG]
     
  2. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your hens all get along... and are all regularly laying? What is this, science fiction? [​IMG]

    Jenny
     
  3. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What ever makes you happy and, it's not always serenity! [​IMG]
     
  4. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe that`s the answer...aliens have taken over my hens!!!
    I have one little EE that lays every day....even in winter now.
    They are super friendly and have a very gentle pecking order. I feel very fortunate.
    Don`t know why I want to go and mess things up with more stinky scrappy babies...but that incubator is calling to me.
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I know that siren song all too well.

    It sounds something like: gentle whirrrrrrr. Peep? Tap. Tap. Tap. Peep. Taptap. Taptaptaptap.
    Peep

    Peep!
     
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  6. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    Mahroni (I think that is how it is spelled) has a thread were a bunch of BYCers are planning to setup incubation for hatches on January 1st 2011 if you want to get in on it.
    oops I did the enabler thingy.
     
  7. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yessssss!!!!!!You did! Hmmmm......That means I have just over two weeks to come to my senses...or to get my eggs:jumpy
     
  8. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    go chicky go go [​IMG]

    I love fuzzy butts. I have 9 silkie eggs in the bator that hopefully will hatch around December 9th (day 21).
     
  9. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I prefer broodies -- same principle, though, you have to let them keep the eggs or take them away.

    I have a calm, peaceful, stable flock, and am getting a few eggs a day, probably averaging 3, lots more in the summer.

    I have 8 due Sunday.
     
  10. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

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    Quote:Heh...The first time I tried spelling out his name, it came out Mahorni. [​IMG]



    As for Mrs. Feathers, I suggest that if you do choose to hatch again, consider obtaining high quality pure breed hatching eggs. This way you can set up a small breeding pen and hatch more high quality chicks, improving your flock, and selling birds for some extra cash.
     

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