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

    We have plenty of brooder space and a spare coop for grow out. That should give us 9 weeks to build coops.
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    That's what so many folks say.... And suddenly the chicks are bursting at the grow-out coops' seams. Oh, but I forgot: this is OZ, the man who does amazing feats at supersonic speed! Plus he has a Bernie, too. :weee Forget I said anything. ;) :oops:
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2013
  3. maryhysong

    maryhysong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wishing I had a Bernie....[​IMG]
     
  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I am just the enabler.
     
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    So the following is a draft of instructions I am going to give Bernie.

    Please feel free to comment, critique or kick the **** out of.

    Every day
    · Record Temperature and humidity 3 times before hand turning goose eggs.
    Day 14
    · Candle eggs. Pull all clears. Save them.
    Day 15
    · Move Coturnix to Hovabator. Add Tupperware container of water to get humidity 70%. Continue to record T and H three times per day
    Day 18
    · Cotornix hatch day. Fingers crossed.
    · Lock down for chickens. Move all chicken eggs to display case bator. Add water containers till humidity is 70%. Continue to record T and H three times per day.
    Day 19
    · Move all hatched Coturnix to brooder. Feed gro-gel, chick starter and add sav-a-chick to water.
    Day 20
    · Move hatched Coturnix to brooder. Feed gro-gel, chick starter and add sav-a-chick to water. Add mashed hard boiled egg to brooder, feed hard boiled eggs daily for extra protein.
    · Look out for hatching chickens.
    Day 21
    · Move remaining hatched Coturnix to brooder.
    · Chicken hatch day.
    Day 22
    · Move all hatched Chickens to brooder. Feed gro-gel, chick starter and add sav-a-chick to water.
    · Drill hole top of non-pipped chicken eggs
    · Eggtopsy non hatching Coturnix
    Day 23
    · Move all hatched Chickens to brooder. Feed gro-gel, chick starter and add sav-a-chick to water.
    Day 24
    · Clean display case bator with bleach. Air dry with fans on in bator.
    · Eggtopsy non hatching chicken eggs.
    Day 25
    · Lock down for Turkey, Peafowl and Guinea Fowl. Transfer eggs to display case bator. Place each breed of turkey, guineas and peafowl in different baskets. Add water containers till humidity is 70%. Continue to record T and H three times per day.
    Day 28
    · Turkey, Peafowl and Guinea Fowl hatch day
    Day 29
    · Move all hatched Poults/Keets/Chicks to brooder. Feed gro-gel, chick starter and add sav-a-chick to water.
    · Drill hole top of non-pipped Turkey, Peafowl and Guinea Fowl eggs
    · Goose Lock down. Transfer eggs to display hova bator. Add water containers till humidity is 70%. Continue to record T and H three times per day.
    Day 30
    · Move all hatched Poults/Keets/Chicks to brooder. Feed gro-gel, chick starter and add sav-a-chick to water. Add mashed hard boiled egg to brooder, feed hard boiled eggs daily for extra protein.


    Day 31
    · Move all hatched Poults/Keets/Chicks to brooder. Feed gro-gel, chick starter and add sav-a-chick to water.
    Day 32
    · Goose hatch day
    · Eggtopsy non hatching Poults/Keets/Chicks eggs
    · Clean display case bator with strong bleach solution, air dry and close up.
    Day 33
    · Move all hatched Geese to brooder. Feed gro-gel, chick starter and add sav-a-chick to water.
    Day 34
    · Move all hatched Geese to brooder. Feed gro-gel, chick starter and add sav-a-chick to water.
    · Drill hole top of non-pipped Goose eggs
    Day 35
    · Move all hatched Geese to brooder. Feed gro-gel, chick starter and add sav-a-chick to water.
    Day 36
    · Eggtopsy unhatched Goose eggs.
    · Clean Hovabator with strong bleach solution, dry and box up.
     
  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    My co-workers see me as a jet setter who spends his weekends on tropical beaches.

    here is my itinerary for the upcoming trip

    Day -2
    work
    Do egg run, label and box eggs


    Day -1
    work
    Do egg run, label and box eggs


    Day 0
    work
    label and repack final shipments of eggs.
    fly LAX-MNL-BCD depart 9:30PM


    Day 1
    Arrive BCD 10AM (21.5 hrs after take off)
    Kiss wife
    Go to hardware store and buy supplies.
    Have early dinner with Mrs Oz then send her on her way back to Luzon Island (she will be in Negros for her final day of PhD classes).
    Collapse asleep at in-laws place.


    Day 2
    Drive home.
    Build incubator
    Set eggs.


    Day 3
    Buy 1000 cinder blocks, 100 bags cement, 150 lengths 8mm deformed steel bar and 10 cubic yards of sand and gravel.
    Arrange to get Bernie a day laborer for a month once the hatch is over to build coops and make concrete posts.
    Pack car


    Day 4-5
    3 am start - drive to Bacolod for car-relocation trip
    Place car on 3 ferries, drive across 4 islands
    Arrive in Cavite early afternoon day 5
    Kiss wife and kids
    collapse


    Day 6
    Daughter's 3rd birthday party
    Install AC units in Cavite rental property.


    Day 7
    Meet with social workers
    Buy things for house with Mrs Oz


    Day 8
    Play with kids
    Refuse to leave subdivision


    Day 9
    Play with kids
    Fly back to USA (13 hr flight) . Arrive in Anaheim at 10pm


    Day 10
    Work at 6am


    Anybody want to join me?
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2013
  7. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

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  8. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

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  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Oh, I forgot something.

    I am going to eat one of those roosters that hatched Jan 17. There is a RIR/Australorp fellow that will become a roast.

    I will bet anyone Bernie won't be able to eat it. [​IMG]

    I will wait till July to eat a Muscovy. They will be just 12 weeks but thats ok. We have 36 ducklings that are pooping up the place.
     
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  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Not taking that bet. Matter of fact, I wanna hold you to reporting it to us. :D Reading your itinerary makes me wanna snuggle further into my Enchanted Recliner with the TV remote in my hand. I got sweaty just imagining your efforts.
     

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