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Mixing our own feeds using conventional ingredients in the Philippines For those trying to make sense of prices - 1USD - 44PHP Not long after our first chickens, I became aware of the disparity in the cost of raw ingredients versus complete feeds. We have a company , D'Jade Marketing, in Bacolod that has a delivery route to all the small feed suppliers and agrivets in Negros Occidental. They offered free delivery of all their feeds and ingredients. This was a great service as we are over...
Incubating Guinea Fowl To successfully hatch any eggs, begin with fresh, clean, fertile eggs. If eggs are purchased by mail order, it is important to ensure that the eggs receive proper care in transit. Extremes of temperature and poor handling can destroy prospects for a good hatch. I encourage local sourcing if possible. Store eggs, round egg up. The viability of Guinea Fowl eggs will drop after ten days. Ideally stored at 55oF (12.8oC). If storing for more than 4 days they should be...
The Balay Kubo, or Nipa Hut is a traditional Filipino house. Nipa Palm is the thatch roofing material. My coop is in the Philipines. The coop is less than 70 yards from the ocean, with strong on-shore breezes part of the year. These winds bring destruction from salt and are unpleasant if you are trapped in them. In designing the coop I wanted good ventilation but the ability to block the wind from the chickens s they go about their normal chicken life inside the coop and yard. The other...
Here are my new breeding coops that are just being finished at our CocoBeach Farm Being in the Philippines, we dont need to worry about cold and snow, but we have our own issues. Prior to construction of these coops, I had built 2 coops 8x8 and 5 coops 6x6. I needed 6 breeding coops for small numbers of birds - up to 6 birds total. All my coops have an area under the coop that is closed in as well as a protected run totalling 250% of the coop area. In designing coops. my goals are:...
An open letter to egg shippers Dear Sir/Madam I am excited about our business arrangement and look forward to your eggs arriving here in the best possible condition. While I am sure you have had plenty of experience shipping eggs, I have had vast experience receiving eggs. Many of those I have received have failed miserably. I would like to share what I feel is the ideal way to receive eggs. 1. Eggs must be fresh. By that I mean that they should be less than 3 days. It takes 3 days...
So while I was finishing cooking a pork butt roast just now, I started a new project. “The Bordeaux-Bator” I have a few wine boxes from the days when Mrs Oz and I were dinks (double income – no kids) and while I was fishing for something in my closet I kicked my toe on one. As a fully alert chicken man, I looked at in a whole new light. I thought, with a bit of imagination, that could be the perfect match single styrobator. I got to work. I found some left over foil covered foam...
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