Wanting to hatch, but don't need chicks :\

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hokankai, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a brand new 1588 Genesis Hovabator for Christmas and I'm dying to try it out. The problem is I don't need any chicks at this point and craigslist is flooded with chicks for sale.

    What do you guys do with all the chicks you hatch?! How do I get eggs to hatch where I don't have to keep the chicks? I really just wanna hatch something :(
     
  2. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you expect: sympahty or advice?
     
  3. SarahJaneB

    SarahJaneB Chillin' With My Peeps

    You could contact a local farmer and hatch for them? Give them the chicks when they hatch maybe?
     
  4. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Advice. I'm also wondering what you guys do with all the chicks you hatch and if anyone else hatches for other people. I see people on here who are constantly hatching eggs but they often don't say what they DO with them. I can't start hatching without a plan for the chicks that hatch and I'm wanting to hear what other people do with theirs.

    SarahJaneB, that's a good idea. I'm in an agricultural area and I'll get in contact with my feed store to see if anyone needs eggs hatched.
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2012
  5. Quyen Le

    Quyen Le Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you sell them at low price, you will always have buyers.
     
  6. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shoot if necessary I'd give them away for free! Unless I hatch some sex-link females that is :p. I'm going to do it, I have to start somewhere and I don't want to start off with failing with other peoples' eggs!

    I just fired it up and after 24 hours it's reading 99.5 +/- 1 and the humidity without any water in there is around 25-25% since we have a pellet stove heating the house. I'd like to try the dry incubation method but need to read a little more about it.
     

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