This time it went very smoothly and I will be very surprised if it's not successful.
Pigs 456 are much smaller than the first three. They are the red pigs with spots. They are already seven months old so we will start the process with them on Monday. Interestingly they have 16 to 18 nipples each so they may prove to be super mothers.
This afternoon we started milling hardwood for the brooder frame. Its a wood called Talisay we harvested four years ago and has been sitting under Dominic's house. It's unbelievably hard . it makes for very slow going ripping 4x2s down with my cheap ryobi table saw. The delta thickness planner makes easy work of finishing them off. I can forget using the nail gun on them. I will have to drill and screw. I have a half a box of deck screws I picked up on Craig's list for a song that should not rust.
Tomorrow I will work on the incubator as Dominic is off. I have to get some stuff from a friend in Kabankalan so I will do the single dad thing and take the kids to jollibee as Mrs Oz went to Borneo for the long weekend.
The grow out pen chickens are getting huge. The way it's going I will have 60 to 80 eggs a day soon and will be trying to sell them until I give the chickens away.
We have enjoyed eating two to three roosters a week since I have been here. On Monday we will make turkey sausage from my old tom and hen turkey. Having to beat him off with a stick just to walk outside is growing tiresome.
Turkey hatch on Tuesday and Wednesday. We will have to see how many hatch to decide how to house them.