Said I wasn't gonna do it

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by magikchick, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    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?[​IMG] My standard cochin chicks are only 2 weeks old. I had this all planned out. Cochins now silkies in the spring.[​IMG] I'm a lost cause.
     
  2. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    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!

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    Heaven help me!
    ~Rebecca
     
  3. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

    Sep 27, 2008
    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!

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    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! [​IMG] My daughter is building one right now...and I think I'm going to try to make one too!!​
     
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  4. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.

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  5. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

    Sep 27, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Quote:[​IMG] and only too true!
     
  6. francisfarms

    francisfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    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?
     
  7. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    nope...you have to be admitted to chicken rehab! wonder what that would be like?
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    ~Rebecca
     
  8. sis

    sis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help, I am addicted too.
    I just borrowed my brothers incubator, in addition to the one I am using now.
     
  9. citychickers

    citychickers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe someone should write a book on "chicken rehab....how to slowly get rid of your bators" Naaaaaa [​IMG] that's a bad idea! I'd much rather spend time with my chickens than go back to watching ridiculous TV shows!
     
  10. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Omg. I was just told I might be able to get more turkey eggs next month... HERE WE GO AGAIN>>>>>

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