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

    Aug 26, 2012
    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

    Jan 31, 2007
    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

    Oct 24, 2012
    valley center, CA
    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
    local laid chicks
    native chickens

    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

    Mar 28, 2013
    Columbia Station, Ohio
    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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