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

    the market sounds very much like he Philippines.

    I agree with you on caring for the pigs is the most important. Vaccinations and iron are critical.

    I will build one stall like the picture and see how it goes. The others I will try pens with a corner that the pigletts can escape their mom.
  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Antonia, our three year old had "bring-a-pet day" at preschool today.

    If I knew I would have taken Motza the Water Buffalo.

    Instead she took a gold fish....
  3. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I can't blame her, a lot easier to carry a goldfish!
  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    i guess so, but wat less fun!

    28 hrs til plane...........
  5. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens

    Agree with Ben!!!

  6. Tomtommom

    Tomtommom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2013
    Montevallo, AL
    Always having to go overboard.. [​IMG]
  7. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Our kids go to a school full of priviliged brats who would have never been able to touch a water bufallo. It would have been fun till she pooped in the class room [​IMG]
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  8. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    i think the pooping would have gotten a rise out of the students
    they would have all left their seats & headed outside quickly :)
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  9. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens

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  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I had to delay my trip home by 24 hours. I have work dramas that need to be solved tomorrow.

    The last of the eggs arrived today that will make the flight. One nong decided to send quail eggs Fedex Ground to save a few bucks. They will end up getting returned to him in a couple of weeks,

    We received lots of compliments on the idea to pack all of the housewares from Cavite in 55g blue drums. My wife's family was eyeing them up and Mrz Oz almost had to stand guard over them until they left for the farm yesterday. The road home has a bridge out from the typhoon associated floods, adding about two hours to the trip yesterday for the delivery truck. My butt will be in bad shape by the time I do 7500 miles in a plane, three hours of layover and a 4 hr drive home. A good soak in the warm ocean waters out front will be in order.

    Feta is on heat so she will cycle again in 21 days. I hope to introduce her to Caprino, the future Anglo Nubian buck then. Maybe we will get Peiloutte as well. Three does and a buck are all I want to carry through the dry season. We may be able to carry more once the Ipil-ipil trees produce fodder. We will sell 2000lb of copra mid week next week and haul home a goat or two.

    We will attend the Lions Club meeting Tuesday to sure up the details of the "Chicken Mission" in March.

    I also got a PM from a BYCer from Mindanao to the south. He is going to visit and buy a few birds.

    Todays Hardware store delivery

    60 sacks cement
    700 cinder blocks
    1000ft rebar
    1100ft GI pipe
    100ft angle iron
    50lbs welding rods

    I will order the thatch roofing after Christmas

    Todays Feed Store delivery

    500lb rice bran
    100lb copra meal

    Bernie's Nephew is starting for a month on Monday to help out.

    Losing 24 hrs is going to make for an extra busy week

    All we need is me.
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