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. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    we were worried that our orps would not show up on time, so glad they did

    as far as poop goes i myself would try to not ship poop covered eggs
    however i never wash an egg. maybe some sandpaper to scuff if off would work
    but washing can harm the little guy inside :(
    no reason for there to be any mud though
    soulds like a p*ss poor coop & run area
    & hens that need to be trained to lay in the nest boxes not in the mud.

    have a safe flight, give the kids lots of hugs

  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Good morning

    Well today is the day.

    I awoke to an email from the airline which informs me that my departure time is pushed back 4 hours. That means that the plane will fly non-stop rather than refuel in Guam. Arrival time will be the same. They cant depart earlier because the staff ar Manila Airport dont get in til 530 am.
  3. chickety-chick

    chickety-chick Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 14, 2012
    Best wishes for an event free flight, and safe arrival!
  4. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hope the day goes smoothly for you and your golf bag.

    Best wishes and look forward to hearing from you when your settled in. Some pics of the set would be sweet too. [​IMG]

    Have a great Easter with the family.
  5. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing?

    May 7, 2012
    Sonoma County, CA
    Have a great trip, Oz and enjoy your lovely family. Good luck with the peeps!

    Just out of curiosity, do you have to be concerned with how much oxygen the eggs get when shipping? I don't imagine the embryos need all that much at this stage, but would wrapping them up in plastic bubble wrap harm them? Seems there is a combination of art and science to transporting eggs, not to mention hatching.
  6. chicknfun

    chicknfun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2012
    Bunnell, FL
    [​IMG]Have a Superb flight and a Perfect [​IMG]reunion with your family Oz!!!
  7. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I have though about this - as the embryo is in a state of arrested development, the O2 demands would be berry low - there are not even veins to carry the ot back to the embryo. I would still have a single for each egg though.

    Thanks for the well wishes
  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Look what I found...


    I had do admit I was half confident they would be in my travel satchel. I got home, went to it an no passports. Panic mode hit. I called my housekeeper, Cecelia. "in the underwear drawer Mr Oz"

    Thank God for all the people who keep me on the straight path.

    The airline called. What I thought was a delay departure due to a change in routing to non-stop turns out to be a change in time because the plane left Manila 4 hrs late. This means that I will miss my connecting flight and will be delayed in Manila 4 extra hours.

    With these quick trips, I measure time with my family in minutes. 240 minutes of smiles. cuddles and chat is huge.

    Mrs Oz will be disappointed.

    Time to start packing.
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  9. OffGridMAMA

    OffGridMAMA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 24, 2012
    valley center, CA
    So glad you found those passports! You had us worried! Enjoy every minute ;) take lots of pics!
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    **** i have a lot of eggs. lol. its a work of art getting them into one golf bag. sort of glad the rest did not come. it ways 36lbs with 36 dorkings and the peekins to go. 8lbs till i hit the limit
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