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. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    at some point OZ might have to hire a night time chicken guard who carried a big stick or a bolo knife
  2. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I have no Idea - winters are much milder than US. Snow is quite rare in the south.

    My interest was sparked because society is demanding less battery hens.
  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Mogul? LOL

    Just a boy with a crazy idea and a wife that tolerates it.

    We have yet to have anybody steal a kano chicken but they are not free ranging yet. With the new netting, we will be able to make a fence of sorts inside the boundary fence.

    There are 15 local native chickens acting as decoy.
  5. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Free range been happening here too.

    There has always been a demand to move away from cage eggs and meat. The way the standards are written though are very misleading. People here pay extra for free range meat thinking the birds visit a paddock with sunshine and grass and space. The legal definition is quite different. Law was just passed here for that 'free to roam' chickens need to be advertised as not free range. They are full sized meaties living on an A4 sized pieces of paper's worth of space. Punters are buying those at nearly twice the cage bird prices thinking they are paying for a better product.

    The law I tell's ya, need to be better shaped!
  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    we have cage free - which is free to roam in a huge shed and free range which means they get direct sunshine and maybe grass for atleast a few minutes a day

    the law is moving slowly
  7. LFchixranch

    LFchixranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 9, 2013
    South Central PA
    Just caught up with the adventure. OHH you need more coops do ya.... Pig didn't we have this conversation already???? As for the laws and the free range.. I think its a matter of information flow here in the states, people don't ask the questions they should, and they belive what their told/read. The laws here in the WE THE CORPORATIONS states are meant for them, the corp growers and sellers to make a bigger buck off of the people too busy or uncaring to ask the questions but are trying for a better chicken to feed their family. I doubt we will ever see laws here in the states labeling which are feed GMO products since were the only fools going down that road.

    Oz great news about you children's adoption process and I hope for a speedy judgement on your part. Great pics and sounds like things are going your way once you get the traveled eggs to hatch. I had a horrific hatch last time I did it. I don't even wanna talk of those numbers. Keep em going bud. I am game if you find logistical funding through the lions club for the adventure next year. Even have a hammock ready to pitch just need 2 trees.
  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Good to see you here.

    Sorry your last hatch was less than good. I know the feeling only too well. Whoever said dont count your chickens till they hatch was a wise person.

    Our next hatch is under a broody. She is high in a nest box so I am going to have to get her down. I may just put a lip on the box to prevent the chicks from jumping out.and bring them all down together

    Remember the world is truly wonderful.
  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    No school today for the kids - A typhoon is around the area

    Time Condition Temperature Rain Humidity Dew Point Wind
    05AM-08AM 25°C Slight Rain
    94% 24°C 19 km/h, gentle breeze, gusting up to 44 km/h from South West
    26°C Moderate Rain
    88% 23°C 23 km/h, moderate breeze from West
    26°C Moderate Rain
    91% 24°C 23 km/h, moderate breeze, gusting up to 54 km/h from West
    24°C Moderate Rain
    94% 23°C 21 km/h, moderate breeze from South West
    24°C Chance of Shower 95% 23°C 19 km/h, gentle breeze, gusting up to 50 km/h from South West
    24°C Chance of Shower 95% 23°C 19 km/h, gentle breeze from South West
    24°C Chance of Shower 94% 23°C 23 km/h, moderate breeze, gusting up to 45 km/h from South West
    24°C Chance of Shower 95% 23°C 22 km/h, moderate breeze from South West
  10. topdycke

    topdycke Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2012
    Magnolia, Texas
    Oz you must watch the barometric pressures. They drop like a stone when the storm is approaching. It looked like you are close to the shore also and the storm can push the waves onshore ahead of it. Be very cautious!

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