So perhaps this is the way to do it... set and then LEAVE

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cherlyn, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am setting a dozen coturnix today. On the morning of the 8th, I will lock them down, and then I will get on a plane and travel approx. 5240 miles to the Happiest Place on Earth.

    I will have a friend here, of course, who will stay at the house and monitor the incubation. He knows to move the quail to the brooder when all have hatched, and that is pretty much the extent of his duties - everything will be ready ahead of time.

    And I will not be here, with my face pressed to the window, shining a flashlight on the eggs approximately every 6.2 minutes, squinting to see a pip. I will be in my happy place. And when I come back to my home in England, my babies will be two weeks old, none of them having been helped into the world.

    It will make for a nice experience.

    Unless, of course, I pester my friend for updates every 6.2 minutes.

    No. I must not.

    ~Cherlyn
     
  2. Little Ameraucana Mom

    Little Ameraucana Mom Need Help, Can't stop hatching!!!

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    Have a good time. I'm sure everything will be ok. GOOD LUCK !!
     
  3. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Have a great trip, and enjoy yourself. If I were going from here to England, I'd be saying that I was going to the Happiest Place on Earth. I never tire of visiting England, and would go back anytime. My wife and I just have to have my buddy along because I won't try to drive there.
     
  4. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    I couldn't do it - I can barely go to sleep at night without getting up and checking!
     
  5. thecochincoop

    thecochincoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know what you mean. I have to peek every few minutes and I candle at day 3 and then every couple days [​IMG] I can't help it-I'm addicted [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    Texting every five minutes does NOT count as harassment...
     
  7. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Putting 5420 miles between yourself and the eggs seems like a fairly reliable way to prevent you from opening the incubator at any rate. [​IMG]
     
  8. Xero

    Xero Out Of The Brooder

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    I've gotten very good at telling myself no. That doesn't work it becomes NONONONONONONONO and NO!
     
  9. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    make it happen, receive *gift* when get home, a dozen coturnix seeing momma come home. [​IMG]
     
  10. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Amen to that! [​IMG]

    ~Cherlyn
     

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