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Saluda, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 18, 2012
3:26 PM

Post #9245904

For several weeks I have a hen who has insisted on being broody.

Tried to break the cycle without success for several weeks, finally this week decided, "Hell's bells, I wanted to try some eggs any way so here is a chance."

Ordered $30 order of eggs, guess what? She has decided she doesn't want to set any more. Now to top it off, I just found out the eggs were shipped this morning, which means they will be in post office over Sunday and will be delivered sometimes Monday !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, why didn't I listen to my very practical wife who says, "you don't really need anymore chickens".

Just needed to vent, but would appreciate any suggestions. I don't have an incubator.

Bridgewater, ME

August 18, 2012
4:55 PM

Post #9245966

Do you know anyone that would have a broody or a bator you could borrow?
Richmond, TX

August 19, 2012
6:30 AM

Post #9246340

Incubators aren't too expensive...
Saluda, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 19, 2012
12:32 PM

Post #9246709

I've been the route of incubators. Unfortunately got rid of all mine; just wanted to hatch under hen for the experience. Looks like I am getting THE EXPERIENCE!

(Zone 6b)

August 20, 2012
1:47 PM

Post #9247957

I saw this just now and thought of this post. Not saying it works, but it wouldn't surprise me if it does.

(Zone 6b)

August 20, 2012
1:52 PM

Post #9247966

The posts under that video says that it won't work without humidity. So I put in the words, hatching eggs homemade incubator and got these:

Saluda, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 21, 2012
5:16 AM

Post #9248624

Problelm solved: a friend loaned me an incubator and I am again starting what I swore I would not do AGAIN we I got rid of my old incubator. Oh, well...

Thlanks for the expressions of concern, all.
Saluda, SC
(Zone 8a)

September 14, 2012
7:33 PM

Post #9275560

Sadly, not one of the eggs hatched. When I checked after the 23rd day found that at least 6 developed to what looked like hatching size, but died before even starting hatch. Never had this kind of failure with very crude homemade incubators.

Oh, well, maybe I can find someone with a trio of serama for sale.

I want them so much for pets.

This message was edited Sep 14, 2012 9:34 PM

(Zone 6b)

September 15, 2012
11:24 AM

Post #9275960

That's a shame. I watch the backyardchicken autions where they are selling the chickens that are 8 weeks and older. I like to buy the older ones because I can see more what they look like.

Sometimes they have free birds, mostly roosters. Some are local pickup only.

I'm sure if you search you can find somebody with some nice birds for sale. Not sure where Zz is, but she used to have some gorgeous seramas. I think she sold some of them too, at times.

Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

September 18, 2012
10:09 PM

Post #9279605

Sorry about the failed hatch. It's a frustrating and disappointing thing.

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