Said I wasn't gonna do it

magikchick

~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~
12 Years
Apr 21, 2007
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9
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SW Florida
I know I said I was going to wait till the spring to hatch out anymore chicks. My silkie hen went broody again, three times this year. So I stuck some of my bantam cochin eggs under her. Could be a showgirl in there too.

What am I doing?
My standard cochin chicks are only 2 weeks old. I had this all planned out. Cochins now silkies in the spring.
I'm a lost cause.
 

needmorechickens!

Songster
11 Years
Jul 2, 2008
1,559
11
161
West TN
I am right there with ya....I am about to get to the point where even 2 bators is not enough for my staggered hatches!



Heaven help me!
~Rebecca
 

UrbanMama

Gone Country....
11 Years
Sep 27, 2008
1,056
4
161
Massachusetts
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needmorechickens! :

I am right there with ya....I am about to get to the point where even 2 bators is not enough for my staggered hatches!



Heaven help me!
~Rebecca

Me too!

Only I've been cut off ....I have 2 hovabators.....but hubby didn't say that I couldn't build more!
My daughter is building one right now...and I think I'm going to try to make one too!!​
 
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walkswithdog

Crowing
11 Years
Jul 17, 2008
4,639
44
276
DC Region
Addicted addicted addicted. You have been sucked under the spell of the incubation and hatching thread. There is no withdrawal, no retreat. It is hopeless to resist. There is no "never", there is no "next year." A moment's glance at an incubator, a pipping egg, a damp chick, or a hen on a nest and you cannot resist it. You are powerless.

Your only hope is to own four bators and hope that in your eighties the impulse lets go of you on its own.

Only one other thing may, possibly, in some cases, set you free. But this is only a suspicion of mine. I believe that if you can ADDICT 1500 other people, the impulse may fade. That may be the very reason for this website. The creators and moderators are trying to overcome their own addiction by addicting others. It explains sooo much.

In the meantime - cruise ebay for another incubator and stop fighting your impulses. Chickens are good for you.

 

francisfarms

In the Brooder
11 Years
Sep 13, 2008
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0
39
I just got doing my first 4, had six, one died and one was a dud. I am so addicted, now, I am doing some more, just got to get to the eggs and bring them in before the hens get to them. Is there a 12 step program for this?
 

sis

Songster
11 Years
Jul 16, 2008
180
1
119
PA
Help, I am addicted too.
I just borrowed my brothers incubator, in addition to the one I am using now.
 

citychickers

Songster
11 Years
Mar 26, 2008
176
1
119
Littleton Colorado
Maybe someone should write a book on "chicken rehab....how to slowly get rid of your bators" Naaaaaa
that's a bad idea! I'd much rather spend time with my chickens than go back to watching ridiculous TV shows!
 

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