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Symptoms of EBS...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Camelot Farms, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    EBS.... Empty 'Bator Syndrome

    1) The increased heart rate that occurs when you realize that you didnt turn the eggs this morning and the flush of relief when you remember that the bator is empty.

    Your symptoms?
  2. neferset

    neferset Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    2) Increased browsing of egg auctions.
  3. kooltex

    kooltex Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2009
    NE Tx
    Everytime I hear anything that resembles a "peep", my heart skips a beat.
  4. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    When the power goes out and you head for the hot packs in the first aid kit...
  5. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Wishing for spring before it's officially winter?
  6. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    You wonder if you could set some eggs and the DH not notice.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2009
  7. rarebreedeggs4u

    rarebreedeggs4u Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2009
    Morrow, AR
    Harley's girl :

    You wonder if you could set some eggs and the DH not notice.

    As mine said recently "WHY is the incubator running!?" [​IMG]
  8. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    As you pack to move from one house to the new house you figure out how to both set eggs now at the current house and transport them in bator to new house all the while maintaining heat and humidity. (by the way I have a plug in my truck I can plug the bator into hhmmm)
  9. skywatcher

    skywatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2009
    I stub my toe in the dark then realize my night light the incubator isn't on. [​IMG]
  10. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    Waking up in the middle of the night to Peeping that isn't there...

    Finding the brooder unplugged and FREAKING out because it won't be warm for the ... hatch that isn't coming.

    Of course that was last year.... I haven't stopped hatching yet...

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