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

  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    A quiet day in the Philippines

    Bernie and Dado started working on the coop. Ben and a laborer are still working on the fence. They have completed about 80 feet of the 440. A second load of 400 cinder blocks, 30 bags of cement 8cm each of sand and gravel arrive tomorrow.

    The next round of home laid eggs should hatch tomorrow also.

    I will have Bernie candle the peafowl and turkey tonight.
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  3. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2012
    Los Angeles, California
    Congrats OZ!!! My first foray into crossing my own meat birds has begun tonight. I set 25 eggs...the cross is
    Dark Cornish Roo x barred rock hens
    Dark Cornish Roo x bresse hens

    Here's hopin!
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  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    they sound like great crosses. good luck
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Bernie will candle as soon as it gets dark (pretty soon)

    in the mean time we have 6 new chicks from the imported mutts

    i will have bernie set all wed-fri eggs each week till we have a boat load
  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    We culled another non producing coconut tree

    2x2x10=35pcs=116.6board feet.

    2x3x10=41pcs=205board feet.

    total of 321.6bf @ 5p per bf equals 1,608p or just about $38
  7. LFchixranch

    LFchixranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 9, 2013
    South Central PA
    That is an interesting cross. I hope for your sake they grow as fast as the hens breeds do and not the dark cornish.
  8. ChickenFox

    ChickenFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2013
    West Virginia
    For some reason I've never thought of crossing the bresse with a dark cornish. I'm very interested in the results from that. *plotting how to get hubby to accept MORE chickens for meat raising purposes*
  9. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    sounds like you will have Bernie building more coops soon
  10. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2012
    Los Angeles, California
    It's an experiment we plan to reverse the process between Roos/hens to see how type size and meat develop between each. We want a self re producing food tasting meat bird that we can butcher around 12 weeks so they don't have the issues of the Cornish rocks so well see.

    OZ if we're successful we'll send eggs your way

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