woo hoo poppy's 1 st hatch, 1 st hand

doc_gonzo

In the Brooder
12 Years
Nov 17, 2007
63
0
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Evening Shade, Ar
my lovely wife dawn419 has done several hatchings previously i'd always missed them. i was working 56 hrs per week, but since the accident i'm trapped at the house 27-7, chained to my "walker". day 18, i'm up before dawn and messing around on the puter. i hear this peep peep. i jump up and push the dog out of the way and scan the 'bater right behind me. nothing.....no pips no nothing. when dawn finally woke up i told her that we probably needed to oil the egg turner because when it turns the eggs it sounds just like the peeps. so we went about our day, go run errands and take care of a client tank. we arrive back home with 250 lbs of feed, mission accomplished, as i'm calling my best friend and our neighbor to help us unload feed, dawn comes running out of the puter room and says that we have 1 out and several pipped. so what i heard this morning was the peeps through the shell....no oil necessary. hehe. now the best part of the drama, we still haden't moved all the other kids around to make space in the brooder. soooooo..... the mad dash to finish cages and move unharvested roosters so we could move the adolescents from the last hatch out of the brooder. 2-3 hrs later with 2 gimps working like feinds and daylight seriously fading we got everything in order.... dawn checks e-mail and i poke my head over the 'bater.... i finnally got to see a chick bust out, and i was coaching and cheering the whole way. yay one wing woo hoo 2 wings etc etc....... dawn knew that i was hooked when i told her to go ahead and order any hatching eggs she wanted as long as the schedule worked out. 'caus my red golden phesant eggs are due soon...hehe. i'm a sucker for eye candy. now she knows that i'm a sucker for all of her poultry endevours.... all is lost......

cheers,

doc
 

Barnyard

Addicted to Quack
12 Years
Aug 5, 2007
3,571
10
221
Southwest Georgia
Hey doc, can you teach my dh how to be a sucker too......
just kidding. You and your wifey sound mighty busy.... goodluck hatching!
 

doc_gonzo

In the Brooder
12 Years
Nov 17, 2007
63
0
29
Evening Shade, Ar
mamaboyd,
bussier than a one armed wall paper hagner in a wind-storm!
barnyard,
i always support little mother in any of her endevors, she rarely misses and usually brings me back to earth on some of my more unrealistic ideas. we work together; 14 yrs will do that. but back to my personal epiphany, it was watching those little buggers bust out of their shells. after a couple of "what-ever" i was at work, when it happened. being here and getting to experience it 1 st hand was the bomb! so if you wanna get you'r old man involved show him a "hatch", it blew me away! i also love my silkies (the "adults") i call them my "goofy little finger painters"; dumber than a bag of hammers, can't even fly, stick a dowel up their butt and call them feather dusters. all my boys have pirate names, blue beard, black beard, cap'n morgan. indulge me , i'm a chesapeake pirate landlocked in tenessee. little mother gets to name the hens .....i get to name our prized breeding roos, to me the hens are all the "wenches" oh but little mother begs to differ.... i am remiss; the wenches do throw more breakfast than we can eat. hehe

cheers,

doc
 

Dawn419

Lost in the Woods
12 Years
Apr 16, 2007
3,366
92
238
Evening Shade, AR
#3 has just emerged and is peeping up a storm as I type this...encouraging the other three that have zipped!

Skip is almost enjoying this too much and I'm having to fight to get back here and check on the hatch. I know that I told him I have to check the bator during each and every commercial break!


Will get some pix of the new kids, later today, and post them.

Dawn
 

Dawn419

Lost in the Woods
12 Years
Apr 16, 2007
3,366
92
238
Evening Shade, AR
Quote:I would if we had a web cam.
Gotta take it slowly since Skip's agreed to let me get hatching eggs whenever I want but I'll start dropping subtle hints since my birthday's coming up. Will add it to the list of more cattle panels, hardware cloth and a camcorder. I never knew b-days in the 40's could be so expensive!


Dawn
 

Must Be Losing It

Lost It
11 Years
Mar 3, 2008
993
2
161
Uxbridge MA
Web cams are easy to set up, I have one at home to check on my kids when they get home from school. You guys have put great ideas into my head.

Doc Gonzo, if you have a lap top, webcams are only about $80. You could get a free service and transmit to people on the same service. Skype is not bad. Could be awesome.

By the way, I love the smilies. Took me 60+ posts to figure out where everyone got theirs from.

Can you say DUH!

 

silkhope

Songster
12 Years
Apr 30, 2007
584
0
159
Pittsboro, NC
Congrats!


DH was the same way, never took a whole lot of interest in my hobby, until he started staying home (disabled) and hatched/coached his first egg not three weeks ago. That is now "HIS BABY" and he will proudly tell people that.
 

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