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WHY Can't I stop hatching eggs!!??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hangin Wit My Peeps, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Ok so how do all of you stop!? Since I got my nice new incubator the spring weather seem to be filled with chicks! Now that it's heading into summer full force I think I need to stop. LOL Or do I? Oh I'm SO confused!

  2. obaan1

    obaan1 Songster

    Jun 9, 2010
    Great Lakes State
    Don't stop. Enjoy!!!
  3. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    I started last fall and my incubator has only stopped for the months of april and may. Right now I have 11 in mine and hatched 9 in the past 2 weeks. Dont ask me how to stop I'm sure DH would like to know [​IMG] What kind do you have in yours? I have white leghorns from my neighbor barred rocks from my chickens and hopefully a couple of my BR/NN mixes. I am hoping to get a barred NN. I just hatched leghorn/EE mixes for my neighbor and D'Anvers/cochin mixes. They are sooo cute. All but 2 which I think are full cochins have beards and feathered feet.
  4. wait.... we're SUPPOSED to STOP hatching?....

    I swear I never got that memo....
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Maybe it's what us crazy chicken ppl need to do...send out memos!? HAHA

    Anyhow, I just hatched out a butt load of BLRW's, before that a bunch of mutt chickens and Barnies which I sold as chicks, and now I have D'uccles, cochins, and just hatched out some blue/black Marans [​IMG] Oh and I also had some bantam cochins in the start of spring. Oh and Lavender bantam AM's lol I'm sure there are more but prob missing them haha.
  6. KKatknap

    KKatknap Songster

    Nov 15, 2009
    Albany, OR
    I totally have the bug...but I have forced myself to hold off. What do you guys do with all the chicks?? Are you able to sell them, or do you just have huge coops? [​IMG]
  7. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    I have sold a few hundred dollars in chicks to farmers around me who are raising chickens [​IMG] They go REALLY well and in fact STILL have ppl calling me for more. I keep very few of what I hatch but get to have fun with babies until they sell (usually around a week or two at the most) [​IMG] Now what I hatch out will prob stay on my property. I have nine coops [​IMG] Although three of those are smaller (big enough for trios).

  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I stopped only because I'm moving soon; actually started moving some stuff up already, but the whole move (of the flock) won't happen for a couple more weeks. Some nights I am at the new house, most I'm not, but I didn't want to have to deal with brooding newly hatched chicks when I'm not in one place all the time.

    The hens haven't stopped hatching chicks, though. But since they take care of their chics, that's okay. I also didn't want to deal with grow out lodgings and then uproot younger chicks in the midst of learning their place in the pecking order when that's all gonna change after the big move.

    But that's the only reason my incubators are not full, now. It's a good thing, too; it stopped the addiction. For now. Perhaps a hiatus...
  9. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

    Apr 18, 2011
    Welsh, LA
    Oh just keep hatching [​IMG]
  10. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Songster

    Mar 13, 2010
    My prettiest pullets were hatched Christmas Day...................[​IMG]
    I don't want a cure............................just having fun..........

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