Whats your excuse?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Corey NC, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    What you excuse for hatching? At the moment my excuse is that with all the eggs I'm hatching I'll have plently of boxes for when start to sell hatching eggs, I think I'm up to 15 boxes [​IMG] .

    Lets fuel this addiction.
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Who needs an excuse!!?? [​IMG]
  3. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    YOu NEED an excuse ? [​IMG] I dont do it yet......but didnt think I needed an excuse to start [​IMG]
  4. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    lol...my excuse for ordering so many eggs is that they're breeds my son likes!!
  5. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Songster

    Apr 5, 2007
    I haven't come up with a really good one I like.

    I was thinking.. maybe I'll hatch, then sell off the extras as 'point of lay' come late spring (which is about the time our local feedstores have chicks). Back in April of last year dh and I really wanted a few ladies already laying, but couldn't seem to find ANY around us AT ALL. He even talked to a friend of his with a zillion chickens, but that guy said he needed them so he could sell the eggs. It was ridiculous.. and my mother said it was because of the time of year.

    So.. if I hatch some extras, I could sell them.. if we manage not to get attached [​IMG]

    Plus, nothing is making this winter go by faster than the anticipation of fluff new babies!

  6. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    I look at it this way. I am new to hatching, set my first eggs 30 hours ago. The best I can hope for is a 50% hatch rate and then at least 50 to 75% will be roos. So in the long run after hours and hours and hours of worry and fussing, and tons of money spent on incubators and eggs, I will wind up with the 5 pullets I wanted in the first place, that would have only been a couple bucks from the feed store with no shipping charges and I will have tons of roos to get rid of that no one will want.... wait.... that doesnt make sense????!!! Oh well, too late now [​IMG]
  7. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    It's this or I become a raging alcoholic... [​IMG][​IMG]

    Actually I HAVE to have a hobby. I've just always been that way. It keeps my mind occupied I guess and despite the worrying and fretting and such I still enjoy it.... when that stops, I change hobbies.

    Julie [​IMG]
  8. [​IMG] I don't need an *excuse* for hatching --- I have a *reason* for hatching.
    I enjoy it.
    Might as well be hung for a ewe as a lamb, eh?

    Happy Hatching!!
  9. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    I just say its a better hobby than being out on the streets doing drugs or getting in trouble. [​IMG]
  10. Well, if you worked at it, you could still be out on the streets doing drugs and getting in trouble.
    It's all in the timing.


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