She said/He said Who's right? Who's wrong? No one!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, May 8, 2015.

  1. rossfam06

    rossfam06 Beak Brokers

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    Alright alright alright!!!!
    Get it!
    We will be having white Russians tonight after our blue lagoons and blood marys. I will post pics!!!! Cocktail party at my house!!!!
    I don't think chlorine is a good idea.but that's me. I will offer hatching services as soon as I can get an excellent hatch rate.
     
  2. rossfam06

    rossfam06 Beak Brokers

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    That has to be said right from get go. I have also heard that they split 50 50 whatever hatches.
     
  3. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have an agreement drafted. I have gotten pretty good at staggered hatches.

    Fee would be per egg going in since I can't control quality. 50% up front, if they don't pay the other 50%, no chicks if any hatch.

    I made up a spreadsheet that calcs lockdown and hatch dates for 12 species. I will reverse it so that it calculates set date based on scheduled hatch dates.
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    We've been debt free for years. Built our house, our cars are over 11 years old.

    I like your fee schedule. It would weed out the slackers for sure.

    I came home to a gal who'd been broody for about 4 days. So, I gave her 8 eggs on Sunday. This will be a re-do of my gender experiment. She's a bit loco. She was begging to get out of her broody cage yesterday, so I let her out. She ran around like a "chicken with her head cut off", acted like the whole world was out to get her, which drew the attention of the other hens, who then decided they had to get her. I had to wait for her to get over her crazy spell, then go and pluck her off the nest that I'd relocated her from, and put her back in her broody cage. So, her eggs weren't covered for 2 - 3 hours. I doubt that it makes much difference this early in the game. Haven't had a broody for about 45 years!
     
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  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    That's the way I've seen it done as well. The client provides the eggs and pays a buck or two for each hatchling.

    I have seen this as well.
     
  6. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Sounds like you are in for some fun! Good luck with her!
     
  7. rossfam06

    rossfam06 Beak Brokers

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    Yep...we still have a mortgage but our vehicles are 14 and 13 years old.
     
  8. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    I was talking to a BYC member that did it before. I was/am interested in doing it as well. I contacted someone today on CL. They had an add for baby quail and said they would have more eventually if they could fix their incubator. So I offered to hatch for them. The BYC member said the other party supplied the eggs and she would get .50 per hatched chick.
     
  9. rossfam06

    rossfam06 Beak Brokers

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    That does not seem like it would be worth it esp fir electricity and time.
     
  10. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    I thought .50 was low myself. I like walnut's idea of a $1 or $2. But most importantly it's a good fix for the obsession! ;)
     
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