What is an incubating buddy

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenhobby1, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. chickenhobby1

    chickenhobby1 Out Of The Brooder

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    What are the benifits of an incubating buddy? I am new to incubating.
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Well, it's just fun to have someone who set the eggs on the same day (or within a few days) that you start incubating. That way, you can keep in touch and share your experience.
     
  3. chickenhobby1

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    What are some ways to share yor experience?
     
  4. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pictures, candling updates, basically a journal type thingy... : )
     
  5. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes and I thought it was dumb at first!! But once you start getting incubating buddy's, it is really fun!! And sometimes it's like a race to see who's hatch first!!
     
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    It sounds fun! I am so ready to put eggs in my newly built bator. It will hold 60 eggs at a time. How many buddys should there be or what is the ideal number?
     
  7. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Well, just start a thread, posting that you will be setting eggs on a certain date, and you need hatching buddies. There could be any number of people who will be hatching with you. I don't think there is an average number of hatching buddies. Springtime is a very very busy time for incubating.
     
  8. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    the more the merrier. [​IMG]
     
  9. 1AcreRooster

    1AcreRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thats what I keep saying about my chickens![​IMG]
     
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    I seem to have a problem, ho do you know when enough chickens is enough? I always want more
     

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