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. 3Dchicken

    3Dchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2012
    So they're getting better?
     
  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I dont want to be overly optimistic but as only one chick showed symptoms and we acted quickly - I am hopeful that we caught it in time.

    Bernie is proving to be a great partner in this.

    He better be - he is going to have a pile of eggs to hatch come mid April.
     
  3. 3Dchicken

    3Dchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2012
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  4. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OZ don't process too many of those roos
    i have found out the hard way more than once that you always want to have a back up roo!
    chickens fall over dead
    1 day a member of your flock will not leave the coop
    the next day she is stone cold dead
    just lost 1 of my 4 black english orp hens
    i guess i need to get over to Renie's for some hatching eggs
    i want some blue/black britts & also some of her english buff britts
    i want about 8/10 laying hens for each of my breeds



    take care
    piggy
     
  5. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had 9 hatch out of 10 on my 1st test hatch
    then one of my silkies went broody & she hatched out 8 more for me
    if you want 2 dozen , it's 2 dozen you will get OZ
    might even put a couple silkie eggs in there for ya if you like


    you know how the province is
    this week rough sees or some thing like that
    so zero fish for the inlaws :(
    i even got him a fishfinder so i guess the fish hide



    take care
    pig
     
  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I have silkies on my list Having a brigade of broodies will definitely be beneficial in the master plan.

    24 of your orps is perfect. I play with my spreadsheet every day. Trying to match needs with breeds with the ability to get them there.
     
  7. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Wow - so you have 17 more chicks. Congrats

    Dont worry about the fish. There is no rush on my end. The fishing is always hit and miss during monsoon seasons. Next month it will be calm seas and hotter than hell.
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2013
  8. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well i'll do my best to send all 2 dozen buffs, if i run short i'll put a few silkies in so you get a full load

    i hate trying to get something done from the other side of the planet
    but i know things are hit & miss, that's how it goes in the "PI"



    piggy



    oh also the wife takes her nclex on march 6th....fingers crossed [​IMG]
     
  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    get your silkies to cross their 5 toes too


    are you still up?
     
  10. OffGridMAMA

    OffGridMAMA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope the chicks are OK Oz, glad Bernie is a mad chicken man now :) makes me like him even more.
     

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