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

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    i'll send "the kitchen sink" to ya on May 20th


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  2. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Bantam Cochins are laying eggs and she's broody!!
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  3. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some will lay till they get the size cluch they want
    there are times when that # could be 30,40 or 100 [​IMG]


    silly hens : )


    one of out silkies keeps going broody so we put some of this & some of that up under her
    we will now see in 21 days if she hatches em out.



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  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Getting the flock out of here phase III is well underway.

    I will be taking a combination of local and shipped eggs.

    I am determined to give them a fighting chance.

    I have prewired the STC-1000 thermostats and tested them here in the USA. I will replace all mechanical thermostats on my incubators in the Philippines.

    I have dehumidifiers to decrease humidity as well a scale and candling LED flashlight to monitor the eggs.

    My flight leaves on Thursday May 23. I arrive Friday May 25 and will set the eggs on May 26 (it will actually be May 25 in USA). I should not have any eggs more than 7 days old. most of the local eggs will be 4-5 days old.

    I plan to leave a control sample here in USA - 12 shipped eggs and 12 locals that I can compare hatch rates against.

    I have an interesting "honey do" job while I am there. Because of the adoption, we are required to reside for 6 months in Cavite near Manila. I am tasked with driving the car solo across 4 islands and 3 ferries. I have to leave on Tuesday May 28 in order to get to Cavite on the evening of May 29, in time for my daughter's birthday on May 30.

    I will cruise past Piglett's wife's family's island. I will take lots of pics.

    The adventure continues.
     
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    thanks Mr P.

    I have some Lavender orps coming as well.

    This time around I am determine to get your guys to hatch.
     
  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I am hoping my January hatched chicks are laying in 2 weeks. Some should be any day now. Several mutts come from early layer breeds - barred rocks, leghorns. RIR. I am not sure about the others. Maybe another month. I have some ceramic eggs to leave in the nest boxes

    The RLB Wyandottes should go broody this year.
     
  7. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    If all goes well, next trip will be July 4 week.

    That will be duck breeds, exotic chickens and banties to sell with small coops.
     
  8. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool I'm in oz !! I'll whatever I can your way! I also have acquired a royal palm turkey poult... I won't know if male or female for awhile but ill be lookin to make a pair for breeding and eggs this year so you can add them to your wish list. [​IMG]
     
  9. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is the anti "ant" plan for this round?
     
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    i have moats (buckets filled with water and a few drops of bleach) on the legs of the tables that the incubators are located
     

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