Population Explosion!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sagefox, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. sagefox

    sagefox In the Brooder

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    So all year I've had my little flock of 9 silkies...now I have my 11 mm chicks, 9 ducklings, 2 goslings and the 6 chicks I hatched on monday....AND now I have 24 eggs due to hatch tomorrow...27 more hatching monday....30 chicks from welp shipping next week...24 button quail, 8 Serama & more silkies hatching next Saturday....
    And now I sit here wondering how in the world I got here??? ROTFL [​IMG]
     
  2. slyfoxpeeps

    slyfoxpeeps Songster

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    [​IMG] I ask myself the same thing. I started last summer with 6 little silkies and my DH swears that I now have 200 with the chicks I just can't stop hatching!!!
     
  3. Must Be Losing It

    Must Be Losing It Lost It

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    Quail!? How are they to raise, my husband was thinking of quail for next year.
     
  4. sagefox

    sagefox In the Brooder

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    It's those darn silkies!! They sucked me right into the dark underworld of poultry! I never saw this coming... I don't think I ever looked twice at a chicken before I saw silkies...now I think every chicken is beautiful [​IMG] And now that I started hatching eggs....I'm afraid I'm really doomed!
     
  5. sagefox

    sagefox In the Brooder

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    I've never had quail before...so I'm not sure how it will go...I just think my daughter (ok..me too) will get a kick out of seeing those tiny buttons hatch..they say they're only the size of a bumblebee when they hatch!
     
  6. Must Be Losing It

    Must Be Losing It Lost It

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    I'll be curious to see how it goes. I think my husband wants me to buy them from McMurray instead of hatching. I get a little nutty around hatching.
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    But hatching is so fun!

    Congrats on the new ones!
     
  8. Leslie In North Pole

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    Quail are especially fun to incubate and hatch. I definetely enjoy hatching them (they live in my house, some of their mating calls are a little weird sounding, though I do enjoy the Bobwhites call.)
     

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