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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.
Quote:a roo and a hen!! YAY! I'm so happy for you OZ !! so cool!!
sooo cool...even more so because I lost Scooby Roo. Not sure why he died but I'm really happy for you that you got a breeding pair out of them!
Mrs Oz is exhausted but glad to be back.
The kids returned to their preschool today. They were a little intimidated but enjoyed it.
Unpacking and sorting of things to keep in Bacolod versus taking to Tiling has started. I have 60 sq feet of plastic pig flooring amogst the haul as part of three farrowing pens I will build next week.
We have to get a few mini coops done for the purebreds. I have 4 or 5 breeds at point of lay.
Eggs should start to arrive Tuesday for the haul. Dorkings, Heritage RIR, Bresse Silver Penciled Rocks and White Rocks are the breeds of the month.
Its a busy week packing and planning.
I am trying to organise supplies to be there when I arrive and a couple of workers to man the welder.
I also picked up a cell phone repeater dirt cheap on ebay - bought by mistake by an American but for non-American cell phone frequencies. It would be great if we could get a reliable signal.
Sometimes I wish I had a play station remote that I could move things around with.
Funny, I've had that same thought.....
You, I feel, have a much better <I>reason</I> for such a thing.
i think they use GSM in the Philippines
a good cell signal there would be ohhh so nice
what are you welding there?
i am very good with both stick & mig
but i'm not sure i can work for p300 a day plus lunch
a modified version of:
i think the mother pig goes in there
it prevents her from rolling over onto the piglets when they are small
Originally I wanted to free range the pigs but I dont have the land to give up to a huge pen so I am going with just a 3 sow at a time farrowing set-up and a total of 9 sows and 1 boar. The first two sets of piglets from each sow will be sold as weaners. Although there is good money in raising pigs to market, the cost of setting up housing for up to 90 growing pigs at a time is a too prohibative at the moment.
I am in search of a Duroc Boar
They are a fast growing breed.
My sows will be Landrace or Great Whites or crosses with Duroc
Large Whites ears point up while Landrace ears are floppy
And you guys thought all you would learn about is chickens
Hey Oz I know pigs can be AI'd you could get any boar you wanted without having to keep one on premisis....
Have you considered Old Spots? They are great foragers and good mommas not aggressivie when you handle their pigletts. They are also a heritage breed here. Probably not availalbe in PI. But a breed I was considering for a while.