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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shelleyd2008, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Ok, I have completely lost control!! I have 16 day-old jumbo coturnix quail and 2 pekin ducklings that are almost a week old in brooders already. I have 7 frizzles and 2 seramas eggs from DipseyDoodleDoo and 13 cayuga duck eggs from BackSwampGirl in the bator. I have 6+ BBS ameracaunas, also from Dipsey, due to arrive probably tomorrow. I have 18+ silkie eggs from an ebay auction that were shipped today, and 9 (I think) possible pure khaki duck eggs being sent tomorrow! Plus my new hovabator 1583, complete with turner, was shipped today. I also have 9 or 10 of my own pharoah quail eggs that need to be 'tested'. And it is the end of December!! [​IMG] I am also the highest bidder for golden lakenvelder eggs on ebay, that just so happen to be from The Farmers Wife. There are 10+ of those.

    Has anyone else completely lost their mind with hatching? I don't want to be the only one! [​IMG]
  2. destorieswind

    destorieswind In the Brooder

    Dec 4, 2008
    Mesa, AZ
    lol. your not crazy! these birds are just awesome and addicting!!
  3. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    [​IMG] But just think, come July you will have eggs frojm these chicks to hatch.[​IMG]:lau:lau:oops:
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Oh yes! That would be the best! Prime sale season! [​IMG]
  5. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Songster

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Quote:There you go! It's not an addiction, its "business"! Perfectly justified. You might have bought tons of eggs now and spent a good chunk of change, but you will get it all back and more in the summer.

    Just remember, they can't put you in rehab for "business" (unless you are a drug dealer) so there isn't anything to worry about!

    [​IMG] & [​IMG] & [​IMG]
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
  7. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

    Jul 18, 2008
    Indiana, Pennsylvania
    hun, if I had more incubators and more money to whine off my hubby, you betcha I'd be being more of a hatchaholic than i am now (2 doz. of mostly golden comets and i think three rir, 1 of which is a double yolker im goin for).

    The last breeder I got coturnix's off of contacted me, and im planning on getting a male A &M from her as well as MORE hatching eggs, and probably a few cochins, and orphingtons!

    Wednesday im getting atleast 5 RIRs

    Jan 10th getting 3 cochins, 2 silkies, and 10 silkie eggs.....

    then my youngster coturnixs are starting to experiement with thier hormones...soo hoping soon for eggs, and i'll be throwing them in as well!
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2008
  8. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    And I thought I had it bad. [​IMG]
  9. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

    Sep 27, 2008
    Quote:Yup...it's not an addiction...it's business! Just keep saying that...course then they may send you to rehab for talking to yourself [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2008
  10. chubbydog811

    chubbydog811 Songster

    Dec 24, 2008
    New Hampshire
    hehe...im addicted too...er, um, i mean, my chicken "business"...its hard not to be!!! if i knew where to get eggs in the winter, i would definitly be hatching out more! [​IMG]
    i even tried hatching eggs from my coop, though unfortunately my rooster was too young and not breeding yet [​IMG]
    i really want to try to hatch out guinea fowl....
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2008

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