Aloha from Hawaii

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Lonomakana, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. Lonomakana

    Lonomakana Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    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.
     
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Hello and Welcome from Tennessee!!! [​IMG]

    Dawn
     
  4. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

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    Aloha, and welcome from the Buckeye State! You'll love it here on BYC!

    Susan [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Lonomakana

    Lonomakana Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  6. birdsofparadise

    birdsofparadise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  7. Dill

    Dill Chilling Out

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    Welcome [​IMG]

    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​
     
  8. birdsofparadise

    birdsofparadise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dear Dill,

    Since 1959, Hawaii has been the USA. Perhaps you meant you wished that mongoose lived on the "mainland"?

    PS: We use the same money as you do too!
     
  9. Dill

    Dill Chilling Out

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    [​IMG] 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.
     
  10. hang_loose

    hang_loose Out Of The Brooder

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    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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