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 are trying to keep a similar look to the front of our house but because the water table is just below the surface, we are trying to make the fences more durable.

    the cost of bamboo has risen 500% due to international demand. even at a direct from the ground source
     
  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Megabator Update day 11 evening edition (filipino time)

    Bernie candled 90 chicken eggs with 72 developing.
     
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  3. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Costs a packet here too mate, I looked at some as roosts, nearly cheaper to buy Jarrah! I like the look of it, from memory it's the fastest land growing plant, and it only gets pipped by Kelp.

    I am sure it will look the biz mate, but I wouldn't feel to comfortable hanging off a 15 story building by nothing but the stuff hahaha.
     
  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    just using a bamboo bridge is enough to scare the crap out of me = let alone 200ft of scaffolding

    its pretty. we used 2000 pieces on our original fence
     
  5. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how long will the rails last?
    where my inlaws are you can get all the rocks & gravel you want for free
    you just have to pay a couple local guys p300 a day each to go pick it up down by the ocean
    you will however have to feed them some fish & rice at lunch time
    have you ever priced out a rock fence OZ?
    i know the masons there get the huge sum of about $10 a day
    it's the cement that adds up fast if you are doing a big project
     
  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    The rails will be good for 10 years at least. I will use 3/8th stainless threaded rod to attach them to the posts. It will add $200 to the price.

    This is more of a question of aesthetics.

    I could go with cinder block very cheaply really but we are after a certain look - the silhouette of the bamboo at sunrise and sunset.

    We have a little government agency called the DNR - it does not look kindly on people pulling their own rocks and gravel. Its regulated.

    At home depot gravel is $27 for 9 cu ft. I am getting 216 cu ft for $86.
    Cement is $7.76 a bag in LA versus $5.45

    Our laborers to help Bernie will get paid the prevailing day wage for an agricultural worker - about $7 per day plus travel ($1.50) from the local city plus lunch.
     
  7. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Megabator Update Day 12


    its 8am Saturday

    Right Now


    Today​
    Tonight​

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    [​IMG]
    80
    °F

    FEELS LIKE 85°

    87
    °

    HIGH

    79
    °

    LOW

    Cloudy

    Scattered T-Storms

    T-Storms Early

    Past 24-hr Precip:

    0.67 in (est.)

    Inside the bator 99.9 F
    50% Humidity

    Chance of Rain

    60%

    Chance of Rain

    60%
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2013
  8. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member


    Today​
    Tonight​

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    80
    °F

    FEELS LIKE 85°​

    87
    °​

    HIGH​

    79
    °​

    LOW​

    Cloudy

    Scattered T-Storms

    T-Storms Early

    Past 24-hr Precip:

    0.67 in (est.)

    Chance of Rain

    60%

    Chance of Rain

    60%





















    It don't look like a good fence building day from here, but what do I know? [​IMG]

    Scott
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2013
  9. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

     
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    its the Monsoon season now. We will have rain almost every day for 4 months. At least 4 feet of the stuff. In July we get half an inch of rain every day. You learn to work around it,

    The fence building will start in July. I will get a worker that I trust from my father in law. The sugar cane season grinds to a halt in June until harvest in September. Benamin is a skilled carpenter and helped build our pig pens and garage.

    BACOLOD CITY AVERAGE WEATHER BY MONTH
    Month Temperature °F Average Rainfall (mm) Average snow days Average Fog days
    Average
    Absolute Daily Monthly
    max
    min max min
    January
    86.9
    73.0
    102.7
    64.0
    1.3
    39.2
    0
    1
    February
    88.0
    73.6
    96.1
    57.2
    1.3
    35.5
    0
    1
    March
    90.0
    74.3
    95.9
    66.2
    1.2
    38
    0
    1
    April
    93.0
    76.1
    102.2
    68.0
    1.9
    56.7
    0
    1
    May
    92.1
    76.8
    102.7
    68.0
    5
    155.6
    0
    1
    June
    89.8
    76.3
    100.8
    70.2
    7.9
    236.9
    0
    1
    July
    88.0
    75.7
    100.6
    66.2
    12.1
    375.8
    0
    1
    August
    87.8
    75.6
    102.6
    63.7
    10.9
    338.2
    0
    1
    September
    88.2
    75.4
    99.9
    57.6
    8.3
    249.7
    0
    1
    October
    89.1
    75.4
    102.2
    68.0
    6.2
    191.3
    0
    1
    November
    88.5
    75.0
    103.3
    68.7
    4.5
    133.7
    0
    1
    December
    87.3
    73.9
    94.1
    66.2
    3.7
    113.9
    0
    0
     

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