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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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    most of the "drones" never want to leave their little area
    i guess going more than 50 miles in any direction get's them all worried
     
  2. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you have to use your brain any place you go even in the US
    do you think i would go alone to an all black section of a major inner-city in this country? NOPE
    but i would go with a couple black friends
    the same can be said for the Philippines
    as long as the locals say it's ok ....well it is then
    if they say"that is a bad place" i think i'll stay out of there then
    with more than 7100 islands at hightide i'm sure i can find 1 that works for me :)






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  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Day 17 Update

    So in 24 hours or so we should have Coturnix starting to hatch. They are in the hovabator at 99.5F

    I am going to have Bernie do the first full and also final candle on the chicken eggs tonight.

    Tomorrow is a busy day. Cinder blocks, 16 cubic yards of sand and gravel as well as steel rebar and cement will be delivered. Not perfect timing but I don't have control of the truck.

    Rains are preventing us messing with the goose eggs under the scovie. They are from a different supplier so I am keen to see fertility. Still, we have plenty of time so I am not having my buddy crawling in duck poop mud to get to the nest.
     
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  4. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like the plan is coming together nicely. So it all starts tomorrow, then you should have a almost constant hatch window for about a week? THEN you can report success!
     
  5. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    years from now they will erect a huge monument for OZ in the province
    it will have a life size OZ holding a huge rooster
    they might even rename the island to OZland [​IMG]

    well done mate, keep em hatching!
     
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  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Day 17.5 update

    We have living breathing chirping Coturnix. [​IMG]

    Just 6 hatch so far but that is 6 more than our last attempt. Its a great sign that we are on the right track.
     
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  7. Sally Sunshine

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  8. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    oz THAT PLACE IS ABSOLUTELY amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! beautiful!
     
  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    The original people of the Philippines are the Negritos for whom the island we live on was named. They are diminutive, dark skinned curly headed people who live in tribes. We have a group, the Ati, who live in the mountains behind us. I was really surprised when I first saw a couple of them in Cayuaun, our local poblacion or township, where the municipal seat is located. They are very friendly trusting people who have been easily taken advantage of through modern history. Here are some pics.

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  10. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my grandfarther served in the Philippines durring world war II
    he spoke of the Negritos , i think he must have spent time in that area.
     

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