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. LFchixranch

    LFchixranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 9, 2013
    South Central PA
    That's COOL, can't wait for our area meet up. And soon the BYC Philippines chapter thanks to OZ.
  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    lol - its going to be a long time before the internet and chickens collide in the Phillipines
  3. youngchooklover

    youngchooklover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2013
    yo momma
    What? Come on!!
  4. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2012
    Los Angeles, California
    Oz ... a glimpse of your future pekin babies..
    day 18 or 19 now that is february 11
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    great candling video!! thanks
  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I had a great weekend

    Saturday was a fun day - I went to the San Diego BYC meet up. I put faces to names and got to meet some great chicken people. The diversity of people with back yard chickens is amazing.

    My Sunday was spent with my sister who lives in SoCal also - along with her kids.

    I decided to make the incubation of the Giant Cochins I got the day before into a science project. We candled the 5 day old Orps and got to see chicken life. We made a journal with the weights of the new eggs and I will have them over each weekend to weigh the eggs, candle them and document their progress. The kids are 12,10 and 3. They lapped it up.
  7. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    After much discussion here and loads of research, I have decided to go with rice husks for the litter in our coops. I did this based on the suitability - it dry and does not absorb water - and the cost - its free.

    After I came to the decision, I had a discussion with my wife. One of the problems we face with supplies is logistics.

    When we need something, we have to get it to our place. Our options are to do it ourselves - which means we (or my wife) needs to drive 2.5hrs each way to take care of it, to get my wife's father to drop it off along the way, or have it delivered. As it happens - we had 100 lengths of bamboo being delivered by a cane truck and the guys who were delivering the cane stopped and filled 20 sacks with rice husks along the way. Perfect!

    So now out chooks have comfortable bedding that I should not have to clean out for months at a time [​IMG]

    My brother in law will be in the area tomorrow. Photos to follow.
  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Welcome youngchooklover - good to see an another Aussie here - even if you are from south Australia (just kidding).

    I have done a few searches for the Philippines and BYC and come up with about 4 people. I have joined the Philippines thread.

    Currently in the Philippines, chickens are a poor mans hobby - not for those who can afford internet. Fighting cocks cover all gametes of financial status but I do not which to propagate anything to do with cock fighting.

    One of my missions is to market designer chooks to wealthy Filipinas - to make it trendy to have a small fancy coop with small fancy chickens (enter the silkies and polish). In five years there will be lots of Filipinas on here instead of Facebook.
  9. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop
  10. SusanRenee

    SusanRenee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2012
    Hauser, ID
    I have the most hilarious vision in my head of wealthy young Filipinas running around with fancy chickens while shopping like wealthy young American girls and a Chihuahua. [​IMG]

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