Something just seems wrong....

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Fat Daddy, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Well I just unplugged my brinsea and turner for the first time since mid-may. I'v ran several staggered hatches. Some for me , some for friends. Have'nt sat down a figured how many chicks hatched but the % has been high... Did do a count of total eggs set thou, 254 total, 72 chukars, the rest coturnix. In batches of 2 or 3 dozen at a time. Most coturnix eggs were from my birds.

    The last batch just went to the hatcher for lock down. 36 total. I guess this will be the last ones till the Sept.1st hatch-A-long... My house seems strangely quite now without the familiar hum of the bator fan... I'm feeling a little blue, no new eggs in the bator. Maybe this would be a good time for a beer.... Sit around and get hammered with the last bunch of bittys.

    Well hell, my left eye just started to twitch.... Either I'm developing a facial tick or I got a quail on my back. Anybody ever heard of "quail rehab"? A twelve step program maybe?

    Ya know, just one more hatch before the hatch-a-long would'nt hurt anything!! Randall's been hatch'n birds since moby was a minnow, without shut'n his bator off. JJ's runs all the time too. Wonder if I could score just a couple dozen from someone close by? Would'nt mean I had a problem, I could quit any time I wanted, I just like quail.... Hey THERES A EGG!! I got the lawn, later. Bill
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    You've got nothing that just one more hatch won't cure! [​IMG]
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 2, 2009
    Give The Bator Your Eggs...

  4. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    Don't stop, Bill..........keep shovin'em in there. When I hear folks takin' a break in hatchin, I feel guilty, greedy, or whatever ya wanna call it. I keep sayin' I'm gonna stop puttin'em in the bator and put'em in the fridge for a while, then wash, boil, and pickle'em. It ain't happed yet. Got 170 somethin' in the growout pens, a pile in a brooder, set (77) on July 17th (due Tue)............set another (77) on the 25th................set another (78) August 1st, settin' another ~(80) tomorrow night.................and the big gals just keep churnin'em out. They haven't stopped at all. I'm seriously fixin to run out'a room to put'em........dunno... [​IMG]
  5. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I was having kind of a blue day and you just lightened my heart [​IMG] Can't wait to read this to my husband [​IMG]
  6. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

    Feb 6, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Hatching to me is like my coffee...without either I am NUTTO...well others can think elsewise [​IMG]

    So do a favor to yourself and keep that bator on [​IMG]
  7. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

    Sep 10, 2010
    Bill, if you stop I will stop... [​IMG]

    Move 'em on, head 'em up,
    Head 'em up, move 'em out,
    Move 'em on, head 'em out Rawhide!
    Set 'em out, ride 'em in
    Ride 'em in, let 'em out,
    Cut 'em out, ride 'em in Rawhide.

    keep em rollin' TD [​IMG]
  8. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    empty bators are not natural...... kinda like a crime against nature or something...

    i should know.. have been hatching birds nonstop.. chickens.. turkeys and now quail.. lol... FEED THE BATOR!!.. it NEEDS eggs!
  9. diggerduck

    diggerduck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2011
    Marion, IL.
    If you set them they will hatch...... A bator without eggs: Mork without Mindy, Left without Right, Tom without Jerry, The Coyote with Roadrunner... Do you see the disturbance you are about to cause here????
  10. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I too sense a disturbance in The Force....

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