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. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2012
    Los Angeles, California
    But I can ask for eggs and pick them's not big deal drive for me and then I can bring them with me when I give you the duck eggs. that's why I said let me know, if there are eggs you want I will pick them up and you can pay me back for the eggs...but just for the chicken eggs ... [​IMG]

    I emailed you my cell # so when you are ready for your chicken run give me a call.

  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    that sounds like a great plan. I got your email thanks
  3. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2012
    Los Angeles, California
    I've been out to the ranch and they're stock looks good. They show they're chickens in the 4H during the Antelope Valley Fair and have won so guessing it's good. They delivered a coop for me and I'm super pleased with it. They're also very nice, family run ranch so I can ask about shipping live birds and eggs when I go get my Australorps.

    If possible I'll ask about Turkey Eggs for Oz.
  4. Spikes Chooks

    Spikes Chooks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    Hey, Oz. It seems fitting somehow you're getting Australorps!!!

    I have one in my little flock of four and she's laid a good sized brown egg every day since she was 25 weeks old about 6 weeks ago. She's a tough thing too - the least affected by the 45C heatwave we had recently.... And friendly too - the kids will love them with their glossy beetle-green sheen and big black eyes.

    Looking forward to continuing news of the adventure
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    How could I not have Australorps? I have to look after my mates.

    I hope to get some more. I love the Sheen on their black feathers.
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Every Australorp vie ever had in my flock has even a real love, very chatty and curious. My Molly tells me ALL about the chicken goings-on - I just wish I understood her! "That Brenda thinks HER eggs are better than anybody else's! She has to announce it every time and just won't shut up. Aren't my eggs just as good as hers? I don't go on and on about it. And have you seen that silly turkey fluffing up like that? Samantha looks so much better since she broke off that curled end of her beak. Queenie caught and ate another mouse without sharing it. Carl is carrying on with Sylvia now. If she were a good hen, she'd take care of that one feather he just can't get turned around and flattened on his shoulder. He's so handsome. And a gentleman, too! He shares with all of us. He kicked Lola's little boy cockerel's butt the other day for jumping on Grace. Upstart! Lola has given up on him. I bet he'd jump HER if she didn't hide in the nest box all day. I wonder if she's trying for chicks again."
  7. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 25, 2012
    Baltic, Ohio
    Reminds me of my little EE banty hen. She will talk your ear off too. [​IMG]
  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    as long as the ones I get can still say g'day, i'll be happy. your girl reminds me of one of those old aussie farmer's wives that has been isolated for a while and busting to talk to anyone lol
  9. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop
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  10. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2011
    Upstate NY

    I talk that way with my chatty partridge rock. Rather, assume that's what she says to me and I respond to her, which prompts her to say something else.

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