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. Tomtommom

    Tomtommom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We did it.. once. It was awful o_o

    Tried to do the humane 'bleed bird until they pass out' thing. Yeah... no... fiance just couldn't get his jugular cut properly so the poor thing bled very slowly for like half an hour [​IMG] To add insult to injury, he was tough as nail to eat, even after aging 3 days in the fridge (likely the stress ruined him). Tasted like beef.

    Never again. [​IMG]
     
  2. Tomtommom

    Tomtommom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] We're thinking about y'all, Oz.
     
  3. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    Batton down the hatches Oz. Good luck!
     
  4. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

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    How near to the farm is the storm going to be? How much water do you think will fall n your area. Are the house and coops/animals in danger?

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  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    We should be ok at the farm with this one but Manila will probably flood.

    The schools where Mrs Oz is staying are all closed.

    She will be moving back to Negros in about a month. Her six month residency requirement for the adoptions will be met.
     
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  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    The animals will be ok.

    The Guinea chicks picked up the quail disease and we lost 4 but the antibiotics stopped any further losses. I have all chicks from all breeds on a regimen of oxytetracycline and dimethox at the moment. I will give it for another 5 days. I should be able to then move them to the grow out coops and totally de-bug the brooder room. All booders will go out in the rain and then sun for a week once they are bleached.

    Mrs Oz arrives here on Thursday next week and will stay 7 days. I have bacitracin to go back with here.

    I see medicated feed for all chicks in our future.
     
  7. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

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    But there is no danger of Mrs Oz and the kids right?
     
  8. Kikwi

    Kikwi Out Of The Brooder

    My folks are at Distance 1 from the eye of the storm. They say it's "not too bad, 53mph wind gusts and a decent rain". I guess they're used to it!
     
  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    no

    its just going to be a nuisance
     
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  10. joannefiddler

    joannefiddler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nuisance we can tolerate...hope it is nothing worse! Think the Philippines have had more than their share for this season.
     
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