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

    Mrs Oz sent e message saying that the road is clear but debris is evrywhere. Electrical posts are snapped off like tooth picks.

    I also got word the ferries resumed so she will be in a bed at her parents home tonight.
     
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  2. Penny Hen

    Penny Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oz I am reading through your thread for the first time when I got to this. I also am the daughter of a Librarian. But stuff like this you just can't make up!

    You mentioning the cheese looking like explosives right after 9/11 made me remember my friend's story. She is a shepherd here in TN and imports English ram semen for artificial insemination of ewes. She had a shipment get held up the week after 9/11 because they wanted to know what it was. She told them, "It is ram semen, it should say so on the paperwork." ....... "Yeeees, but, what are you going to do with it?" [​IMG] [​IMG]This person just kept on and on just couldn't believe she was artificially inseminating sheep. [​IMG] Course it was funny when she was telling a bunch of us at the spinning meeting, we were [​IMG] (Kim tells a great story.) The problem was that the dry ice in the canister was only good for about 4 or 5 days and if they didn't send it along she would loose the shipment. So after much [​IMG]she finally did get it sent.

    OK back to [​IMG] now.
     
  3. Penny Hen

    Penny Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oz you might want to look into a Reptipro incubator. Because they are designed to hatch reptiles as well as birds they have a chilling feature (because some reptile eggs must have a simulated winter in order to hatch) It can take the temps down to 60 and hold them there. It even goes lower than that but you don't need anything else. That way you could collect your eggs and hold them at 60 degrees and move them to another bator or when full just program it for hatching.

    I seem to remember a You Tube video about converting a wine refrigerator to an incubator. I can't remember if it still retained its ability to chill though.

    I know I'm still caching up on your year here. I hope you are doing alright.
     
  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Actually this trip i am sealing up a room that is 12x4 that will be just the incubation room. I plan to run a dehumidifier to keep the room at 65% humidity, Trying to control the humudity just in the bator is futile.

    The incubators are fine tuned and working well.
     
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  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Mrs Oz Piled travels today
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  6. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Wow.... really brings it all home...

    deb
     
  7. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Its a great relief to have Mrs Oz back safe and sound with her parents. It was tough on her spending the last six months in a house with the only man being our 2 year old son - more of a mascot really.

    This morning she went to the pier with the car and trailer and her father's old pick up.

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    I still say they could of fit more on the pick up [​IMG]

    They had to call in the reinforcements but the rest of the container fit inside a Mits Pajero (montero)

    They made an interesting convoy from the pier to the house.
     
  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Note the blue drums on the trailer.

    When I was in Cavite I saw them for sale. I thought they would be ideal to put all the clothes, kitchen and kids stuff in. We ended up with 5 or 6 55 gallon and 4 20 gallon drums to repurpose into feed bins and water containers.
     
  9. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Wow thats a kind of Grapes of Wrath picture.... Excellent idea of dual purposing those barrels.

    deb
     
  10. maryhysong

    maryhysong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does this mean that the adoption is complete and Mrs Oz can stay home now? I remember something about her having to live in a certain place for the adoption.
     

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