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

    So no more turkeys or peafowl. Day 28 is almost over. In 24 hours we will do egg topsies. Geese on day 32. Scovies on day 35.
  2. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    $25 is a weeks pay for some people in the Philippines

    now they all know your rich OZ [​IMG]
  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    At least I know I don't have to give then away like out here
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  4. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2012
    Los Angeles, California
    Well I just set 24 Bourbon Red and Royal Palm turkey eggs...I have no Idea if they will hatch or not, but gonna give it a shot. A friend gave 5 dozen turkey the hell am I gonna hatch 60eggs...I actually had to go buy another bator! So I'm working with 3 currently...I've definitely lost my mind.
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  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I need to meet your friend!!

    You should have called me for a bator. I am slowing down [​IMG]
  6. LFchixranch

    LFchixranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 9, 2013
    South Central PA
    you slowing down would like me being able to tolerate people lacking common sense or putting an elevator in a out side privy......[​IMG]
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I am sipping my vodka and pomegranate juice cocktail after a long day of ... Other stuff. Oz, when you are my age and/or retired, I hope you look back on this experience of yours (the poultry part) with a sure sense of having done something marvelous.

    Not only are you articulate and knowledgeable but you are an inspiration to folks who - until seeing your efforts - have just skated along with picayune plans involving MAYBE a spouse or a friend or two, not the whole network you've developed in furthering ...whatever the heck you're furthering. :lau

    You GO, Oz.

    Hey, I "found" a juvenile peacock in my yard today. I can't decide if somebody dropped it off at "that crazy chicken lady with the turkeys, ducks, and geese," or it just decided my property looks like a good poultry preserve.

    Of all the birds I have wanted, peacocks are not one of 'em. I won't chase it away.
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  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm



    i am jealous of your new peacock
  9. Sweetpea3829

    Sweetpea3829 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2013
    True story:

    Those of you who have children, have probably seen the movie Up. If not, rent it and watch it (even if you don't have kids), as it is FANTASTIC. If you've seen the movie, than you know of the character Kevin, who is a "snipe". And you know of the sound he makes.

    When my husband and I were house-hunting, we had never heard the call of a peacock. So we're seeing this house (the one we ultimately bought) and we're standing outside with the realtor, talking about different things. Across the street, but a bit down the road from our closest Mennonite neighbor. They have all kinds of animals, including peacocks. It happened to be spring and the male peacocks were all kinds of noisy.

    The hubby and I were like, "What the heck was that?!?" Then it struck is...HE HAS A SNIPE!!!

    LOL!!! It was quite some time before we learned that the call was actually from a peacock. But we sure had a good bit of fun joking about how our neighbor had a snipe.

    And in other news...our 3 week old chicks are starting to stink up the house. We need to get these guys outside!
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2013
  10. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    1/2 of my french bresse eggs are in lockdown the other 1/2 are up under a broody out in the coop. [​IMG]
    the weather is warming & it's getting more humid so i only put water in channel #2 in the hatcher
    all spring i would add water to both #1 & #2 channels.

    we will find out in 72 hours what is what :)


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