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. ZakoHero

    ZakoHero Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry but wont they break in a golf bag?
     
  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm



    I have plans for a mega bator to set with and then use the current bators to go into lockdown with. Mrs Oz had indicated a willingness to man the bators but as she spends a big part of her time in the city we have to set up a back up power supply ad they often lose power for 8 to 10 hours straight. Her dad has asked to borrow a bator so I may have the started somethi
     
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  3. loves2hatch

    loves2hatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you need a few good ole reliable broody hens that way you won't have to worry about power outages! Did you happen to hatch any of that type this last time? I'm not sure which is the best broody type.
     
  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm



    I have a hard shell golf bag. Its actually ideal. The are too long for the automated baggage belts so they get handled seperately and delivered to the plane directly. They also bypass the CT scanners and get manually inspected. At LAX that is done near check in so I can supervise. I have done in excess of 40 round trips ac across the pacific so I have it well studied. Additionally I get to carry a golf bag weighing up to 20kg free as a premier frequent flier. Lets just not tell the airline I dont own golf clubs
     
  5. loves2hatch

    loves2hatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is very addictive! [​IMG]
     
  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm


    I am bringing cochins this trip and they are good moms but my local girls will eventually get that role. My 5 local hens all just had 4 chicks each while I was There. I need to build a special brooding condo to keep them from free ranging till the chicks get larger.
     
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  7. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    Quail are an excellent idea. I have some hatching as we speak!!!
     
  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I think so too, Pound for pound, they are probably the best meat birds out there.

    Quail eggs can be bought in the supermarkets in the Philippines so I need to check out the competition. Coturnix are Asian originally and may be what they have. If I do bring them, would take jumbo browns and A&M whites.

    Its going to take some work to help set them up. I am not sure I can do it remotely so I will probably have to wait till I can get Bernie the gardener into a groove with the chickens first or until I can spend more than a few days there. My last trip was unique. Normally I am only there for a week. I have even left here on a Thursday night, arriving Saturday lunchtime and then return Monday for work Tuesday.

    If I can squeeze in a trip over Easter - that's the way it will be. Just enough time to warm up the bators, buy supplies for the new batch of coops and give my wife and kids a kiss and cuddle. Philippine airlines has changed their schedule slightly for their domestic flights - adding the layover time going each direction it has robbed me of five hours with my family.When you spend 1700 dollars for the flights and are only there 55 hours, thats a lot of cuddles
     
  9. Roxannemc

    Roxannemc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good for YOU... Brave Soul
    I dont have the nerve to add mine up NO WAY I might faint!
     
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm


    I wont include transportation costs in my flock expenses [​IMG]
     

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