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

    No

    Its actually not too bad as we almost always have a breeze and the coops are well ventilated. I am hatching out some cochin this next trip = those fluffy butts will be the real test.
     
  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Dibbs on the eggs for my thanksgiving and christmas runs!! lol
     
  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Thanks Mrs Fox

    we have 12 locals out. Bernie put 18 into lockdown so 67% so far!! He actually started with 20 but 2 were clear.

    18 due next week

    12 under the broodie the following week

    32 set yesterday.
     
  4. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just shipped a couple lemon cuckoo cockerel splits to Vivian down in TX
    she told me that she can't take northern adult birds
    but birds 3 months old & younger will get used to the heat & should be fine
    her english lemon cuckoo rooster became coon supper
    the ones i had were only 50% english but they did have nice barring
    so she figured it was worth a shot.
     
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    younguns have a better chance all round

    I am pleased we are getting decent hatch rates on local eggs now. it is critical for sustainability of the program
     
  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Photo Update

    the new coops' roof is almost done

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    The Mid-June Hatch - its outstanding how much they can grow in a week

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    The young guinea fowl are feathering into their assorted colors

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    chick-us gallus domesticus

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    Chukar - eyes are amazing

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    The grounds

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  7. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OZ what are they doing in the 2nd to the last pic?
    cement form for a post?
    i love that long coop
    is that 32' long +/- ?
     
  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Yes - they lay the hollow blocks first, then build the form work for the concrete posts.

    The coop is 30 feet long - 5 coops 6 x 6. the run will be 6 x 18 including the 6 feet under the coop itself. Their are 4 egg boxes per coop that will be attached to the back.
     
  9. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Oz, will the row coops have 1 door each or 1 common door for all?

    Scott
     
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    There will be a human access door on the rear of each coop and a gate into each of the runs from the front. The internal dividers and front of the coops, as well as the runs will be the green mesh. Floors are 1/2 plywood - We lose too much rice husk through the bamboo floors in the other coops.
     

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