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. joannefiddler

    joannefiddler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Priceless babies
     
  2. OffGridMAMA

    OffGridMAMA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just caught up, what wonderful pics, especially of the kiddos;) keep up the great projects my friend
     
  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    where have you been??

    its a whole year since I first went to valley center!!!!
     
  4. OffGridMAMA

    OffGridMAMA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know!! I have some beautiful chickens right now, many from all your gift hatches :) my birthday chicks are all pairs! Such wonderful luck!

    Dad has been really sick since his surgery at the beginning of October. Surgery, multiple hospital stays, many complications :( life has been chaotic. He is home as of last Friday from his latest illness and we are taking care of him. So the chickens have returned to their original purpose of my therapy chickens:) feeding the animals is sometimes my only respite during the day. Wouldn't have it any.other way, but caretaking my dad and taking care of my kids and the little homestead has me exhausted right now. But I missed you guys. Fate crossed our paths, and I now have babies in the phils :)

    Thanks for putting a smile on my face today
     
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    sorry you are having a hard time with your dad

    give him a hug from us

    so what pairs do you have?
     
  6. OffGridMAMA

    OffGridMAMA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mottled houdans
    Swedish flower. Crested
    Splash Polish
    Blue giant Cochin
    blue/black giant Cochin
    lavender true ameracauna .from jill
    I'm Up to 6 silver penciled rock gals. 4 roos, two will go. One is just fantastic,
    beautiful marking.
    I have two beautiful Andalusian pullets from HFR but no roo for them.

    My hrir program is back at square one. After moving them to a "safer" pen late September, lost all my hens/pullets to coyotes. The hardware cloth which was so sturdy was literally pulled off the frame. Still have the two roos, rose and single comb. And one of their sons that is looking gorgeous. I'll order eggs from Mr horstman and start again in spring.

    So I'm gonna need a few more pens :)
     
  7. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    we need pictures
     
  8. lindz8504

    lindz8504 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most definitely!
    Oz.... I wish you were on the E. Coast. I've would love to have had some of your hatchlings!
     
  9. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Sorry about the loss!! I am real fond of chain-link (not the light weight stuff in cheap dog kennels, the real good stuff that will not bend with out a big tool)

    Scott
     
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    OGM actually was the chick "rescue" for me.

    As I was learning to hatch, I hatched every egg I could. If I could not sell them on day 1-3, the remainder would go for a drve to Valley Center.

    I knew OGM had a thing for fluffy headed chickens so when I saw the Houdans at a bargain price on ebay......

    It looks like I ham going to have to go out there for a drive and check up on them
     

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