Aloha from Hawaii

Lonomakana

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 29, 2008
55
1
39
Pa'auhau, Hawaii
Hi All,
I'm on the Big Island (Hamakua Coast). I live in an old sugar plantation camp that has more than its fair share of poultry.... All of which are fighting cocks. A couple of kids in the neighborhood didn't know that chickens lay eggs! My next door neighbors got some Jersey Giants (hens) and now I'm ready to jump into the mix. I fenced off 3750 sq ft. of Guinea Grass with hog wire (to keep out the wild pigs) and will add chicken wire this weekend. It doesn't get cold here but it can be really wet in the winter. This Feb. we got 48 inches in one 72 hour period! Maybe I should get ducks! haha Well, here I am. A hui hou.
 

kstaven

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
Jan 26, 2007
5,927
64
293
BC, Washington Border
Welcome to the forum!

I spent 5 years working in the tropics so I understand the rain issue. Watching dry stream beds go to flooded rivers overnight is quite a sight to see.
 

Lonomakana

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 29, 2008
55
1
39
Pa'auhau, Hawaii
Thanks for the welcome. I got the chicken mesh up yesterday with the help of two neighborhood 6 year olds. Went down to the feed store and saw a Chick-n-Hutch for $75 but I'll still just make my own with misc. lumber I have under the house. A mongoose ate the neighbor's eggs yesterday. He heard a big noise and found his 3 hens attacking the mongoose. I'm not sure who would have won, but he let it out of the coop. Mongoose are not an animal to mess with.
 

birdsofparadise

Songster
11 Years
Nov 15, 2008
397
17
131
North Kohala, Hawaii
Aloha!

I live in North Kohala and know what you mean about rain. Last January I think I saw animals lining up two by two to board an Ark. Auwe! We havenʻt had any problems with pigs, but there are a lot of poi dogs roaming around. My neighbor free-ranges her Jersey Giants, but is constantly chasing loose dogs off her property. Any ideas?
 

Dill

Chilling Out
11 Years
Nov 10, 2008
270
2
129
FL
Welcome


A mongoose ate the neighbor's eggs yesterday. He heard a big noise and found his 3 hens attacking the mongoose. I'm not sure who would have won, but he let it out of the coop. Mongoose are not an animal to mess with.

I love mongoose. I wish they lived in the US​
 

Dill

Chilling Out
11 Years
Nov 10, 2008
270
2
129
FL
I meant "I wish they lived in FL" (since thats where I live). i don't know what I was thinking when I typed that.
 

hang_loose

In the Brooder
10 Years
Feb 8, 2009
27
0
22
Sunbury, Ohio
Aloha Lonomakana from central Ohio. My dad's side of the family is all from Maui. My aunts and uncles also grew up in a sugar plantation camp. Actually I took my family to see the old Maui High School last fall after visiting relatives on Ohau.

We don't have any chickens yet but are getting ready for them next spring.

Aloha
 

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