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

    [​IMG]some swedish flower hen chicks incubating on my bathroom counter
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  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    easy - print more money
  3. Ashburnham

    Ashburnham Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lots of little bustards and big bustards in Australia-

    most of them are in Canberra!

    xxx M
  4. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    & that will work till the whole house of cards comes down on top of our heads
    at that point there will be problems......BIG ONES

    great chicks OZ

    i'm heading down to cape cod on tuesday to pick up a splash BBS cockerel
    the owner can't have roosters at her place
    hope to have him taking over the breeding duties next year
    having him will allow me not only get blue & black offspring but also the more rare splash too

    take care OZ & goodnight mate
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    i have heard them too - they sound like farting chickens

    (canberra is australia's equiv of DC)
  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    sounds like its worth a drive.

    have a great weekend
  7. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    an update on my SoCal hatch

    5 swedish flower hen chicks out - one pipped wrong end and required assistance and is drying out. 2nd died doing the same.
    1 buff brahma chick out
    2 salmon faverolle eggs pipped

    one bator lost power for .>5 hrs mid hatch so i expect them to be delayed 24 hrs

    day 20 is over
    now lets see if I can sleep with the chirping
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2013
  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Wow Its Saturday!
    Hopefully people across America are collecting eggs, dating and labeling them in preparation for the bumpy USPS ride to Anaheim.

    When I tell people what I carry to the Philippines, they always get a surprise and wonder how I can get it there.

    These are trips home. I don’t need glamorous heavy luggage and I don’t want to carry the bags back empty. I use a great Filipino invention called the “Balikbayan Box” meaning returning home box. 18x18x24. That’s 60” the maximum allowed. I carry 3 as I get a bonus bag being a supa dupa frequent flier. Additionally I get a sports bag – thus the golf bag that can weigh 20KG. As I travel with upgrades to Business Class, my baggage allowance goes from 23KG (50lb) to 32KG (70lb) per bag. If you do the math, I have 255lb checked luggage allowance with 21 cubic feet just including the golf bag.


    So whats on the manifest so far for this trip?
    ü A 120 egg capacity home made bator
    ü A modified Farm Innovators Styro Bator
    ü 3 egg turners
    ü A LED for candling
    ü Components for a decent size hatcher bator
    ü Megabloks 80 Pc Large Classic Bag
    ü A Brother 3 in 1 Laser Printer/Scanner/Copier
    ü 2 cases size 4 diapers
    ü A replacement Battery for a Palm Treo (for B.I.L)
    ü 2 old school Moto Rzr phones and chargers
    ü Hawaiian Print front and fear car seat covers
    ü 4 jars of Patak’s vindaloo curry masala paste
    ü Baby Shampoo mega size
    ü An 8” android tablet loaded with kids educational games
    ü Half a case of baby butt wipes
    ü Feminine hygene products
    ü A 1TB external hard drive loaded with movies
    ü Kids books

    I start packing today.

    Wish me luck.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2013

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