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

    they work surprisingly well.

    there are big versions too - we use them for SCUBA diving.


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    courtesy of takatuka resort 35 minutes from my house there
     
  2. Adam7

    Adam7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But do they chirp with an accent?
     
  3. Spikes Chooks

    Spikes Chooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great photos, Oz!
     
  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

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  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    BTW - FOR THOSE WITH A PLAN TO DUPLICATE




    before you even attempt to eggs you need to do the following:


    DAY-OLD CHICKS AND HATCHING EGGS
    1. Make a letter request to import addressed to the
    BAI Director.
    2. Arrange a schedule with the NVQS and LDD, BAI
    for inspection of the quarantine site/farm.
    3. Secure an import permit from NVQS. Permit is
    good for two months; it may be extended for
    another month if the animals have not arrived yet.
    4. For NEDA registered breeders, refer to LDD, BAI
    for possible tax exemption.
    5. If arrival of the animals has been confirmed,
    secure a Notice of Quarantine and a landing
    permit at NVQS three (3) to five (5) days prior to the
    actual date of arrival.
    6. Within thirty days from the date of arrival, the farm will
    be inspected by an NVQS representative or a
    Deputized Veterinary Quarantine Officer. Blood
    collection shall be done on the imported birds for
    serological testing against Avian Influenza,
    Salmonella pullorum, Newcastle Disease and other
    diseases which may be necessary.
    FEES:
    Day-old chicks
    Issuance of VQC P 100.00
    Inspection fee P 0.60/head
    Hatching Eggs
    Issuance of VQC P 50.00/pc
    Inspection fee P 50.00/pc
     
  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

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    sunrise from our beach

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    and from my coffee table
     
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  7. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    I haven't even attempted to add up costs for 3 outdoor coops, a chicken tractor, a duck pen, a duck breeder cage, another chicken breeder cage for outside, 6 travel crates for transporting birds, a 3 tier stack cage, 12 smaller breeder cages & carry cages, 4 incubators, 4 brooders, 2 heat lamps (need 2 more), and all off the feed bowls & waterers for all of the cages & pens, plus the 5 gal buckets I ferment feed & carry water in, the duck pools & the 500+ pounds of feed I buy most months (I got away with only about 400 pounds this month because I cut my flock for the winter). I also have 3 bators full right now & a shipment of chicks coming this week.

    I LOVE that table!!! I want 1!!!
     
  8. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    Your chicks are beautiful!!!
     
  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    you have a nice little business playing crazy chicken lady. I hope to make mine self sustaining and make bernie a few bucks.

    The table comes from a one hundred and twenty plus year old Acacia three that was in Kabankalan city that was dangerously close to collapsing on a school and had to be felled. It is three inches thick and weighs about 300lbs. It took five of us to get it on the lanai. The chair analou is sitting on is made from the same tree

    The one on the other end of the lanai (I call it my office) is a 100+ year old mango tree. The wood in the Phils is amazing. The dept of natural resources is trying very hard to stem illegal logging. We need a permit to cut down any hardwood tree and almost an act of congress to fell a Nara tree.

    My father-in-law has several hundred acres of hardwood plantation - mostly teak and mahogany.When I am not making trailers, selling copra or hatching chicks I tinker with wood.
     
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  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I cant take credit for their beauty - just their survival...... but thanks
     

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