Suddenly thinking 'what if they ALL hatched?'

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cozycritters, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got hatching eggs from ebay, so I've figured in a really low success rate-- in fact, I've been kind of assuming that I'll be lucky if I get 10%-- so, about four chicks?

    Then last night I suddenly looked at everything and had the thought-- OMG! What if they ALL hatched? What then?[​IMG] [​IMG]

    LOL!
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    you could put an ad on craigslist for the ones you dont want. If you where closer I would take a few [​IMG]
     
  3. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    cozycritters, welcome to my hubby's nightmare!

    I have just set 40 myself. I tell him 25-50% would be lucky on my first hatch. He thinks THAT's too many. And he's worried I'll have beginners luck and they'll ALL hatch!!!
     
  4. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I hatch 50% I'll have...

    5 geese
    5 bantams
    7 chickens
    14 muscovies

    um... yeah [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Just say to your DH " I did not know they would all hatch. oops"
     
  6. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    i lie and say "well be lucky to get one." yeah right...
     
  7. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Quote:I said, "Probably only 10% since it's our first time."
     
  8. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Quote:I said, "Probably only 10% since it's our first time."

    but remember that will only work once. you have to think of a new excuse after that. I just say well this breed has different hatch times then the other ones. [​IMG] they fall for it
     
  9. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    I'm feeling the same axiety! I plan to do as someone mentioned and put the extras on Craigslist and hope for the best!
     
  10. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Quote:I told DH I would take them to a local farmesr market. Hope its still meeting every other Saturday by then...
     

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