California-Southern

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Fuzzbutt, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. mbiondo

    mbiondo In the Brooder

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    Thank you. Feels good to know someone reads and answers. I pray you enjoy your flock, and that God keeps them healthy and safe!
     

  2. VentuckyChick

    VentuckyChick Chirping

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    Hello everyone! I just found out this thread existed. My hubby and I (along with our two rescued cats, our two rescued Border Collies, and thirteen hens) live in Ventura County. Glad to meet some other SoCali folk!!!
     
  3. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Crowing

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  4. Ozexpat...What an adventure! Your place looks like a garden paradise...maganda!! Godspeed to you and your next batch of eggs. Will you eventually be a permanent resident of the Philippines or do you always travel back and forth? Do they not have the variety of breeds we do here?
     
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  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    i will always travel back and forth. the best of both worlds. the have leghorns, rockx and local game fowl mostly
     
  6. SixHix

    SixHix In the Brooder

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    Ozexpat- congrats on that hatch rate! Let me know when it's closer to your next "Chicken run"
    I should have some black copper Marans, and various other crosses for you if you are interested.
     
  7. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    thanks HixSix. I will PM you as I firm the date. I will definitely be going labor day weekend but I am trying to go easter as well . I wish your eggs were part of the last adventure (the diary link is in my sig below)

    I learnt a lot from carrying eggs 7500 miles and hatching them with an ambient temp of 80F and 80% humidity.

    My plans are more ambitious also. I will take a pile of mutts to free range and distribute as part of my local project of egg production improvement with the locals.

    I had a bad hatch rate with the BCMs I paid good money for from an ebay seller in San Diego. I emailed him 3 days ago without a reply. Very disappointing. His BCMs and Australorps were less than 50% fertile. I did get 6 from 8 BLR Wyandottes from him to hatch though.

    I am looking for big breeds this time - as well as BCMs to complete the chocolate egg program. One chick just does not work for a breeding program LOL.

    My shopping list is:


    orpingtons
    australorps
    black copper marans
    bramha
    cochin
    barred rocks
    giant jersey


    I really need SoCal eggs as I need them as fresh as possible. Its 2-3 days from when I pick them up till they can get into my bators in Asia.
     
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  8. stephennguyen13

    stephennguyen13 Hatching

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    Anyone would like to adopt a 7 month old rooster?
     
  9. danab

    danab Songster

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    I am in Simi Valley. Currently have 10 laying hens, 4 hatched in 2009, 6 hatched in 2012.

    Looking for local fertile eggs to hatch in a incubator. Would love to get some BCM, Welsummer, and Olive Eggers.
     
  10. aaggjg

    aaggjg Songster

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    Hey Sophie,

    Stephens Hay & Grain on Riverside dr. bags their big feed into 5Llb bags .... So you can get scratch I believe... I buy my BOSS there in 5 Llb bags .... Not sure they have just corn... but as its just in Glendale it is really close to you!
     
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