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. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends you want dried chicken for hoodoo!!! LOL I crack myself up! Heheeee
     
  2. Rockashelle

    Rockashelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :D
     
  3. LFchixranch

    LFchixranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your Box has gotten larger. [​IMG] More Chicken photos please...
     
  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm


    that is an awesome speech. thanks and welcome to the world of byc.
     
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  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    as requested

    The little ones are the chicks abandoned by one of my locals. They are 2 weeks old. The Kano (Amerikano) chicks are almost a month.


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  6. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok oz your chicken house looks better than my actual house! Lol
     
  7. LFchixranch

    LFchixranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2, now I almost feel bad for my flock..... New coup in my future me thinks
     
  8. Sally Sunshine

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

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    PERFECTO OZ! Thoughts..... your fruit trees, what kind of root systems do they have? do you have trouble with roots and newly planted? How does that all work. I see your new plantings, quite interesting how old are the youngers planted in the pic at the coop? Can you tell my days as horticulturist are coming out?
     
  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    The tree in the coop is a 12 month old coconut tree. We have almost 300 trees that are 20 - 50 years old. Some of the older trees are starting to decrease productivity so its time to replace.

    Mrs Oz has been working on the project for 3 years and has had 350 trees planted between the older trees. We marked the trees that have the largest yields in terms of both coconuts and copra per coconut. We let those coconuts ripen fully then keep them for seeding. We just leave them on the surface under the tank stand. Once the branches get to about 6 feet tall we plant them in a hole 4 feet deep. Planting them deeper seems to make for stronger trees. Any deeper than 4 feet and we hit water.

    There are very few surface roots on a coconut and most animals wont eat the leaves.

    Our other fruit trees get woven bamboo fences to give them a chance to get some height before they get beat up by herbivores.
     
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Our coop has 300 hours of labor in it. Fortunately labor is cheap. I also have a gardener that has become a crazy chicken man as well.
     
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