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. JerseyHen

    JerseyHen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2011
    Sussex County, NJ
    Hi OZ! Been in so cal all week doing competency testing, ne,t time i come out here will be with dk brahma eggs for your july trip. We can talk irb then too.
  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    awesome. I will always find room for those. I have a space for another turner in my mega bator.

    safe travels
  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    i just need to find geese still laying by then.

    if not i will switch to chukar and pheasant and do the geese next season.

    Mrs Oz has decided we should go for a pen of every table bird we can get.
    I will be looking for Ostrich, Rhea, Emu, Cassawary are out - they are too darn mean and dangerous.

    I still cant get her to buy off on rabbits.
  4. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I grew up around emus. I know what I am getting myself into. Nothing says dont jump the fence into my yard like a ratite
  6. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are fast too! I had two wild ones pop out onto the road in front of me in South Australia...crazy beasts just trotted down the track at close to 50k!

    Eggs are beautiful, and are stunning when they are engraved.

    FYI, Aussie Army Armored corp also wear their plumes in their beret's and slouch hats.
  7. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    the last aussie animal I encountered was scary. I was doing well over the speed limit (well double it) near silverton, outside of broken hill. came over a crest and almost had a camel in my lap.i still dont know how i missed it.

    nothing more fun than pacing a big red or an emu along side the car. you can keep the camels though
  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    We have discussed the idea of ratites ever since we started the plan.

    our property in the Philippines is about 2.5 acres (1HA), we would give 0.5 acres to the rattites in long runs along the fence that joins my father in law's place. The fence is 7 feet high. we would run 2 lengths of hog wire - about 7 feet also along the runs with padlocked gates.

    Mrs Oz wants a menagerie so who am I to argue
  9. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

    Aug 1, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    Hey Oz, bigger eggs like peafowl and goose are really better if not shipped to you.
    There is just too much to slosh around in them during the USPS roller-coaster.
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Any eggs are better not shipped.

    I was pleased to get turkeys locally. half my guinea fowl are local, the rest are coming from NoCal.

    I would love to find local geese and peafowl that I am not going to be gouged over.

    I dont need fancy peafowl - just mutts are fine.

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