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. alisar

    alisar Chillin' with my Peeps Premium Member

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    My Coop
    When is the next trip home?
     
  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I am doing my egg runs on Monday Aug 26 and Tuesday 27 - Fly out Wed Aug 28

    I will be at my chicken ranch on Friday afternoon in time for my son's Second Birthday Party.

    Sat morning we set eggs. Then its time to sort chickens.

    I am going to move all the adult chooks into the new coops and use the other side of the big duplex coop as a grow out.

    I am vaccinating for fowl pox and Newcastle Disease while I am there. We cannot eat eggs for 3 weeks after that so the young chickens will get lots of hard boiled protein.

    I was supposed to leave the island Monday and fly back from Manila Tuesday but the flight will be $450 more than on the following day so I am staying an extra day [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2013
  3. bestponymilo

    bestponymilo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have fun and an early Happy Birthday to your son.

    I wish I had some eggs to send to you, but no roos here, and I don't think you need anymore eating eggs :)
     
  4. OffGridMAMA

    OffGridMAMA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also have no pures to send this trip :( I had to let everyone loose in the two big pens to make it easier for the caretakers while I was on vacation..... in the process of assessing and organizing..
     
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    No worries.

    I have eggs.I am doing a run down there on the Monday though - so be on the lookout for the Green Machine
     
  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    8 hatched from the 12

    I think we have around 30 local-egg-laid chicks in the brooder.

    Photos being taken as we speak.

    One of the quail laid an egg today. Propagation will commence in a week.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2013
  7. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I had Bernie do an inventory

    We have

    import egg chicken
    83​
    local laid chicks
    32​
    native chickens
    15​
    ducks
    11​
    turkey
    2​
    guineas
    28​
    quail
    4​
    chukar
    18​
    193​

    12 eggs under a broody due in a week
    32 eggs due in 2 weeks
    36 eggs set today

    Mrs Oz picked up 100yds of 8ft wide polyprop netting today for $65. I will use it to make a nice area for the girls to get out and semi-free range and help keep the feed bill down.
     
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  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Free range is taking over

    almost 7 million dozen eggs were sold in Great Britain in Q2 of 2013. 47% were free range.
     
  9. citychicken0981

    citychicken0981 Out Of The Brooder

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    recently i had talked to one of my customers that was from the phill and had a long conversation about your post. thanks for the updates. im sure your ears have been ringing cause you have been talked about over here quite a bit. hope all is well peace and harmony to your coop
     
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I am sure your customer thinks I am as crazy as all the Filipina nurses I work with.

    I have sales reps who want me to have dinner with their regional managers to amuse them.

    Oh well, atleast I dont have conversations with my self.............. aloud anyway
     

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