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. lclough1998

    lclough1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Could only make it to the 20th page of posts, but wanted to make sure i marked the page. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us, very exciting and rewarding for you!. Can twait to finish reading, although the chicks sure are cute! Linda
  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Thanks for the support! I was shocked today to see that there have been in excess of 5000 views of this thread thus far.

    Its a fun ride. I have crazy plans and am having fun sharing them. Mrs Oz checked the thread - she read to make sure the pictures she took yesterday made it - she commented on how much my plans are growing - I got a little worried but with a mile on her face said: dont forget the coturnix. I guess I am still going forward [​IMG]
  3. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 25, 2012
    Baltic, Ohio
    Yea, crazy chicken lady, that's me [​IMG] What's funny is that my boyfriend moved in about a week & a half ago & I already have him just as hooked. I didn't find a chicken enabler, I created a fellow addict [​IMG] He was sitting here next to me on the bed this morning with "HIS" chick Maxi sitting on his chest & then in his hand. He would flip her on her back in his hand & say "dead chicken" & she would close her eyes & go limp. She's 2 weeks old & he has her trained to play dead already [​IMG]

    As for that table, here something like that would cost a fortune!!! It's absolutely gorgeous. I love it & I'm jealous! Now you really DO need to build those cottages for me & Sally. [​IMG]

    As for the quail, if you head this way to get the puppy from Sally, I can hook you up with quail & Rainbow layers BOTH [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2013
  4. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2011
    Upstate NY
    I thought I would unsubscribe once the hatch was over but I am still here, lurking about. The thing about your table... How did you get a ring that size to not check? Erm, crack around the edges as it dried? I have a huge oak tree that needs to come down, and would love to make a coffee table like that. But I am afraid it will check. Not that it's a problem, but I would like to prevent it if I could. I just noticed that you are missing an adirondack chair on your beach. ;). When I visited Mexico a few years ago, I had a good laugh when I went so far away and there were adirondack chairs (designed in my area) on the beach! Made it feel more like home to sit in an adk chair and sip a cocktail under tropical shade trees so far from where I live, lol.

    Lovely photos, the birds look great, and thanks for sharing your story with us. :D
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2013
  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop
    Hi Mrs. OZ,

    Wife of crazy, generous, international Chicken Hatcher ! [​IMG]

    Wishing you all the luck with those beautiful kiddos! I think you are both awesome! [​IMG]
  6. ZakoHero

    ZakoHero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2013
    wow i love your chicks!!!
  7. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    good luck with those bunnies OZ

    after some time i was able to talk my wife into getting 1

    i processed it after learning how on youtube

    i cooked it slow as instructed.....i was not all that impressed

    i'll stick to things that have wings.

  8. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    bunny slow cooked in a crockpot with BBQ sauce, peppers and onions [​IMG]
  9. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    if you want to find out about importing from England then you need to find a member on here named Renie

    search for English orpingtons on this site & you will find her

    she has 2 lines of inported English orpingtons

    lets just say that there are only 2 lines in the country for good reason

    it's really tough

    good luck
  10. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens


    i wonder what the locals will think of your fat chunky chickens when they are all grown up (considering they are so used to seeing the local birds)

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