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. piglett

    piglett Songster

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    i want to take an old fridge & make it into a hatcher
    that will free up my bator so i can restock it with more eggs at once

    i want a pic of that bator before you pack it up

    also LBC has some big balikbayan boxes , they are 28" long so you could build a good sized stand up hatcher & box er up
     

  2. OffGridMAMA

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    May 27 tick-tock LOL. Wow your egg count will be impressive Oz.

    I also have a few barred rock hens, I will work on finding a roo and that may get you some eggs by that date as well. I will finish the pens when I am back. There are a few barred rocks in the lake Elsinore batch, 2-3 look pure, but we'll see how they grow out.

    So tell me about your current test hatches :) what's cooking??
     
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  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    The Lake Elsinore roo is a Rhode Island Red. Eggs are from Various Breeds:plymouth Barred Rocks, Plymouth White Rocks and Rhode Island Reds.Others are Mixed hens.

    I am cooking 12 ebay Buff Orps now and with have 18 odyssey farms black/blue/splash giant cochins cooking Sunday. Get the brooder ready
     
  4. OffGridMAMA

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  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm


    feb 26 and march 3

    My problem may be getting the eggs. I will also be picking up in Lancaster. i have to put in some work that day and my flight leaves at 9pm. I would have to run to San Diego the evening before.

    Ayy logistics
     
  6. OffGridMAMA

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    I could do your san Diego pickups and you could just come here to my house... or ? When the date is closer we can figure it out.
     
  7. OffGridMAMA

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    Mind you I don't know where Lancaster is LOL
     

  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Lancaster is in the high desert about 70 miles north of Anaheim
     
  9. OffGridMAMA

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    Yikes
     
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

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    Stew-ie the baby billy goat. He will make a nice letchong kanding for my 51st birthday in November

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    Tom the terrorizer. I cant wait to get some replacement turkeys - this guy hates me - he sees me come out of the house from 100 yards away and he will make a special trip to see if he han punch a hole in my leg.

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    Our lone hen turkey. She is not the world's best mom. I will try and get her eggs in the incubator next breeding session.

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    My ducks. I had no clue what I was getting - They sure look like Muscovy to me. I love the meat from Muscovy but am looking forward to some Pekin and Rouens to add to the foray. Maybe On the May trip I will take a good clutch of Muscovies from here. These are on the smaller end of the spectrum.

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    The now one month old chicks looking over the edge of their new coop.

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    Night time sleeping arrangements.
     

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