Putting Away My Incubator Until February

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SkyWarrior, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
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    It's getting too darn cold to put chicks out in the brooder. I've got my single one there and while he or she is warm and toasty, I can't guarantee things won't get worse in December. In fact, I know we get stints of minus temps, so I figure I'm going to have to wait to put more eggs in the incubator.

    Sigh. No more hatching.
     
  2. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Quote:[​IMG] Good luck with that. I've heard it a thousand times!
     
  3. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Quote:Awe and I just pulled my out a few weeks ago!! [​IMG] Here we have to stop around June cause it's just to darn hot!! I know some still do but I don't wanna take a chance with 110+ weather!!

    I'm sure you'll be hathcing again before you know it!! [​IMG]
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    It's hard when you are a hatch-a-holic... I'll will be giving mine a rest too pretty soon. I don't hatch in the summer either. It's just too hot. My boys go on strike too. It gets to hot for them to mate the girls.
     
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  5. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
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    Quote:Well, the chickens are slowing down on laying. Dang molt, weird weather and other things. The rest are youngsters and too young to lay. I'm getting about 4 eggs a day out of 15 hens (4 are completely not laying because of the molt and 4 are pullets). [​IMG] So, really not that many eggs to stick in the incubator anyway. [​IMG]
     
  6. CarolJ

    CarolJ Dogwood Trace Farm

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    Yea - I said the same thing just a few weeks ago. Just this week I ordered a bunch of hatching eggs. Guess I'm going to crank up the bator one more time.
     
  7. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
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    Quote:Yeah, but you're in Tennessee, no offense. It's already in the 20s here.
     
  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Quote:Yeah, but you're in Tennessee, no offense. It's already in the 20s here.

    I feel for ya'll.. I can't imagine it being that cold so early!! Kinda like the heat for us. I swear we didn't have a spring this year at all. By the begining of April it was already in the 90's.
     
  9. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, but you're in Tennessee, no offense. It's already in the 20s here.

    I feel for ya'll.. I can't imagine it being that cold so early!! Kinda like the heat for us. I swear we didn't have a spring this year at all. By the begining of April it was already in the 90's.

    We had brutal weather this summer in South Texas! 110* and for long stretches well over 100* . It is easier to incubate now that the temps are nicely cooling down [​IMG]
     
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:So true... We went from winter to summer in one week.
     

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