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
    don't let looks fool you boys :)
    she will work over a cockerel without a second thought
    good thing i don't have feathers on my neck
    she might end up processing me too [​IMG]
  2. maryhysong

    maryhysong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2012
    Claypool, Arizona
    Good for you Kelly! Most of my family thinks I'm crazy. Most of them just don't get the whole pure food thing. Now that my mom is older tho she is remembering my grand parents raising chickens and processing the roos; she got to wash them after and said she hated the pin feathers so much she would pluck them with tweezers ;=)
  3. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2012
    Los Angeles, California
    So cool to read all of the posts!! Been busy working but hope to aspire to oz caliber soon!
    OZ hoping adoption goes well for you an the misses you both are working so hard for two lucky little ones. One day they will hear all about how their mom an dad fought for them
    :) so looking forward to seeing pics of your "stock" you are doing great things and its such a joy to be a part of it keep on keeping on my friend!!! Really honored to be able to share in the journey. Let me know if I can deliver eggs to you tomorrow
  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I cannot pick up from AVBirds in Lancaster till Wed eve. (Royal Palm, Red Buorbon and Blue Slate Turkeys as well as white Guinea Fowl)

    OGM and Kev (peafowl) are meeting me in Temecula tuesday. I will then run up the 1-5 and head north towards you.

    It will be a nice 215 mile circle around greater Los Angeles in 2 days

    I said I was not going to do it this away again, but I have to get the freshest eggs possible. I have arranged a half day on Thursday so I should be OK.

    I have packed all the sundry items I need to take. Its just the eggs. I am also waiting on more foam that will arrive wednesday.

    3 packages of eggs arrived today. Way too early. Now I am stuck with the dilemma od whether I should take the eggs knowing they will be 8-9 day old shipped eggs when set. In LA I am lucky to get 25% on older shipped eggs.

    Just as well I have learnt how to sleep on planes.

    Last edited: May 21, 2013
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Just got a text from bernie. one of our january hatches has started to lay eggs, woohoo. i am only going to be on the farm 48rs but will only be eating duck chicken and eggs from the farm

    it is working

    it is really working!! [​IMG]

    I have 2 broody local hens too - they will get the 1/2 the guinea fowl and 1/2 the barred rock eggs look after. If my brother in law has a broody, she will get the golden sebrights - they are for him anyway.
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  6. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great news mate!

    Any idea who (breed) is the newest producer?
  7. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    i will have to wait till sunday to answer that

  8. OffGridMAMA

    OffGridMAMA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 24, 2012
    valley center, CA
    Yaaaay ;) congratulations!!
  9. Sally Sunshine

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

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop
    [​IMG]Go Oz Go Oz Go!!
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  10. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2012
    Los Angeles, California
    RIGHT ON !!!!! WAY TO GO OZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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