What was I thinking?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by they'reHISchickens, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a cabinet incubator off Craigslist. This weekend my two strong sons finally unloaded the monster from the truck and DH started a serious examination of its electrical components. I started cleaning layers of dirt from it. It's an 8 tray 1200 egg Sears Roebuck from the 50s. What in the world was I thinking? It's HUGE. it's HUMONGOUS.
    He is intrigued. I am going to document the pieces and parts by photo for future reference. But really, 1200 eggs??? That makes chicken math look sane. What was I thinking?
     
  2. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    That you can start your own hatchery? lol
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I don't know what you were thinking, but I think you must REALLY love hatching chicks!
     
  4. spacecowgirl

    spacecowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What in the world are you planning to do with it? How many chickens do you have? How much land do you have? I am literally laughing as I type this because I can see making this purchase and all my family and friends commiting me to the loony bin because I only have four chickens and three chicks!!

    But seriously, with an incubator that large you really could start your own hatchery! Good luck, and I'd love to see a pic!
     
  5. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    I had 3 of them (they were free) from the 30's, they make a nice redwood coop.
     
  6. calicokat

    calicokat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, ya know . . . .just cause it can hold 1200 doesn't mean you have to put that many in [​IMG]















    the first time anyways [​IMG] work up to it, in stages [​IMG]
     
  7. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could turn this into a lucrative business! All of us hatchaholics that don't want the hubby/wifie to know that we are hatching MORE eggies, can just send our eggs to you! For a fee of course [​IMG]
     

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