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. OffGridMAMA

    OffGridMAMA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oz

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    "Did you say we could've hatched in a tropical paradise!!??" Lol.
     
  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    thanks for the word. next time around it can only be better.

    in retrospect, my first hatch in the Philippines, and all the hatches I have performed in the USA have been successful because I get the art and science of hatching. I exptected too much of others who were basically given a pile of eggs and told to go forth and hatch - like many people on this website will less of an understanding of the science no the art - and fail miserably. sure we had bad luck, but most luck is not really luck at all. I have learnt so much from this - not just for myself but how to teach Bernie. Bernie is amazing with the chicks, we just have to get him amazing with making chicks.

    now DE

    every DE user should read this:

    http://www.shagbarkbantams.com/de.htm

    now for the good news.

    A month ago we sent an email to the Secretary for Social Welfare. It ignited a fire within the DSWD and today Mrs Oz was in Cavite - the region where we got our kids - having a case conference. There were lots of high level Social Welfare people there and clear timelines were set forth for their minions to complete their tasks. The requirements should be completed and in the courts for final decision by October and the courts will finalize the adoptions - with a bit of luck - by Christmas.
     
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  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

     
  4. OffGridMAMA

    OffGridMAMA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations my friend!!! I am so excited for you & Mrs. Oz!!!!

    Now that is better than ANY chicken news!!!! ;)
     
  5. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Way to go OZ Keeping my fingers toes and anything else crossed..... [​IMG]

    deb
     
  6. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    You know OZ I have been an on again off again proponent of DE. I figured why not its food grade if anything it will have a benign effect. I used to use DE in a filter for cleaning aquarium water in the Aquarium store I worked in....

    But this article made me figure out the reason I was off again over DE. Its that whole inhalation deal. We humans can "hold our breath" wear masks Protect ourselves.... Heck I wont even use talc at home of any kind because of my own issues with asthma.... But the livestock dont know dont care and their faces are right down into it.

    Thank you....

    deb
     
  7. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    my thoughts are the same

    If i need to wear a NIOSH mask to handle the stuff, why let my chickens dust bathe in it. Lots of people swear by it though. In the Philippines, food grade DE is 120P /kg or $1.20 per pound
     
  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Mrs Oz kicked butt today. I am so proud of her.!
     
  9. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    I am so happy for you both OZ! I wish Christmas was the next season! ugggggg why so long away!
     
  10. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations to both of you!! a true christmas gift for you all!! [​IMG]
     

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