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
    good looking bunch you have there OZ
    where are the pics of the Orps?
  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm



    here are you kids pig
  3. LFchixranch

    LFchixranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 9, 2013
    South Central PA
    Bah, If it is not one thing it is another. I have faith you will succeed at this venture. Just means The story I have grown to enjoy will last a tad longer. Sorry for your losses bud.
  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    its ok.

    the eggs were wiped out in breeds so it tells me it was a supply chain issue rather than me.

    we will get there.

    by christmas it will be one year and we should just about be done with chicken.

    next spring I will then concentrate on turkey and geese
  5. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
  6. apteryx

    apteryx Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2013
    Great photos! How are the rice hulls working out in the coop?
  7. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Not Oz here but I use them in my coop and in my horse corral..... I love them so do the birds. AND the horse. Oh and I am in San Diego. They do not compact are naturally water repellent so the air circulates through them to dry any wet mess up.

  8. JustAChickInNC

    JustAChickInNC New Egg

    Jul 5, 2013
    My VERY FIRST BYC post is yours OZ. I've been lurking for months and I just read this WHOLE thread. I started last nite and it has taken me well over 10 hours. I haven't gotten anything done today so time to get up and do something. As a note I DON'T EVEN HAVE 1 CHICKEN! I have never had a chicken in my life. I am researching and checking to see if chickens are right for me. I live in suburbia and can have up to 10 hens. Of course they will be pets (If I decide) and we'll enjoy the eggs but not allowed to process them here and most likely couldn't do it myself anyway, I'm like that.

    Just wanted to say I've enjoyed the thread and will keep watching. Not sure how to subscribe to threads but perhaps someone can let me know. Your home is lovely and your kids even better! Thanks for taking me on this crazy trip. I got hooked not believing someone could take eggs that far on a plane in baggage and then have them not break. I'm a believer now!

    So hello from Eastern North Carolina!
  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Rice hulls are awesome. Deb sums the up well.

    And for me they are freeeeeee!
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Thanks for stepping out of the darkness.

    If you have spent this much time researching chickens, it seems like a good time to start seeing how they get along with you.

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