Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    sounds like your hubby had fun. you guys need to come over and visit us


    i will take pics of mrs oz when i am there. she is always the one with the camera
     
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  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

  3. ReptileMom

    ReptileMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, Mr. Oz, are you going to ask Bernie to build breeding pens and set up a breeding program and sell purebreds there in the Phillipines?
     
  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    yes, thats one of the strategies
     
  5. LFchixranch

    LFchixranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oz you ever think of trying to get some Jumbo Cornish x Rock eggs from a hatchery? I wouldn't do it in the summer,(they poop a lot, poop plus heat equal smell really bad and the birds cant take the heat) but your winter would be doable. It would be for just a meat bird since the chance of them living to reproductive size is slim/requiring special diet controls. We did some and harvested at around 13 weeks and they dressed out at about 11lbs.

    This pic is at week 11, the BR hens are the same age to give you an idea.
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  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    i can buy meaties there in feed stores. they have no real place in my plan at this stage. i am not in a rush to eat the birds. we have 18 roosters to eat from the last run. there will be double that next time. thats enough chicken adobo[​IMG]
     
  7. chicknfun

    chicknfun Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    sweaty armpits beats shoveling snow
     
  9. chicknfun

    chicknfun Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    unless it's over a foot of snow i just put the ol toyota in 4x4 & head to the street
    i gave a friend of mine an old plow i had so he now plows me out for nothing problem solved
     

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