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

    Another update 22 hrs into day 21.

    2 more barred rock have claimed Filipino Citizenship by birth right. Perhaps one could grow up to be president.

    Oh wait - the president needs to also be a goose.
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  2. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Going well mate.

    I need to re-think my guess now, yellow...not many chicks there hahahaha
  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    3 black and 1 yellow - will probably feather more white
  4. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens

  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    no they are one breed
  6. hotrodflash

    hotrodflash Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2012
    East Texas
    I'm going to go out on a limb and vote........Naked Necks.
  7. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

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  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Hey Pig

    not only do you have a Filipino wife, you have a Filipino baby too.

    Its light brown - just like it should be. lol
  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Highs and lows

    This world of playing creator has great joys and sadness.

    Our coturnix were doing fine. To make them do even better, I told Bernie to boil up a culled clear egg each day and feed it to them.

    He did as instructed. The coturnix were wolfing down the egg so Bernie turned his attention to the hatcher to send an update. In the five or ten minutes he took to count a few extra chicks and zips, the fire ants came for the egg and attacked the chicks. They were decimated. Only four were still breathing. When these ants bite me I itch for hours and sometimes days. Mosquitos don’t bother me at all. The toxicity of the ants is astonishing.

    My fault. I failed to ask Bernie to put the quail’s cage on stilts in water buckets.

    We live. We learn. We keep trying.

    On a good note, the chickens are still hatching at a steady rate. 60 would be awesome.
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  10. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    they lighten up once they dry off a little
    i'll check in tomorrow for a updated peep count :)

    OZ it is now clear to me that you just can't have quail in the "PI"

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