The eggs are in the hatcher. I repeat — the eggs are in the hatcher.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GeoKan, May 8, 2011.

  1. GeoKan

    GeoKan Cackleberry Curator

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    Code for — "OMG – this is my first time hatching eggs in a homemade incubator and I hope I know what the heck I'm doing."

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    I think I have hatch fever.

    Symptoms:

    • Checking the temperature every 15 to 30 minutes.
    • Calling your wife at home asking her what the temperature is every 15 to 30 minutes while you're at work.
    • Checking the humidity level every 15 to 30 minutes knowing full well you're dry incubating.
    • Checking the egg turner to see if it's working every 15 to 30 minutes and knowing it takes at least 4 hours for a complete rotation.
    • Gazing in the window looking for oddities when you're not checking the above every 15 to 30 minutes.

    Some one tell me this is normal and I should just go to bed. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2011
  2. Jocasta

    Jocasta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol! Go to bed! I'm right there with you lol!
     
  3. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hatch fever... [​IMG]

    by the way.. your hygrometer seems to be the same one with mine.. is it made in Germany? mine is made in Germany..
     
  4. gfcm

    gfcm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most definitely hatch fever! I've been doing this for 15 days! Good luck with your hatch!! [​IMG]
     
  5. KansasBoy

    KansasBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to see the turner made it on time! Hope all goes well! [​IMG]
     
  6. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    STEP AWAY FROM THE INCUBATOR.....I REPEAT, STEP AWAY FROM THE INCUBATOR!

    Enjoy your hatch....it is so hard not to stand on top of the thing the entire time!!
     
  7. chicksntexas

    chicksntexas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Good luck! I'll be in the same position in 2 weeks!
     
  8. hennypenny99

    hennypenny99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes those are definately symptoms of "Hatch Fever" LOL!!!

    I would like to add a few more symptoms....

    Logging on to backyardchickens.com several times daily just for confirmation that you aren't the only crazy chicken obsessed person out there.
    Planning your next hatch way before your current one is finished.
    Constantly on the lookout for things that could be converted into a chicken tractor... i.e. old swingsets, rabbit hutches, etc.
    Standing over your incubator in the middle of the night butt naked checking for any action. LOL!

    Oh & there are so many more.....
     
  9. gfcm

    gfcm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Funny! (but it so applies to all of us!)
     
  10. Batty about Banties

    Batty about Banties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes those are definately symptoms of "Hatch Fever" LOL!!!

    I would like to add a few more symptoms....

    Logging on to backyardchickens.com several times daily just for confirmation that you aren't the only crazy chicken obsessed person out there.
    Planning your next hatch way before your current one is finished.
    Constantly on the lookout for things that could be converted into a chicken tractor... i.e. old swingsets, rabbit hutches, etc.
    Standing over your incubator in the middle of the night butt naked checking for any action. LOL!

    Oh & there are so many more.....

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