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. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm


    your brooder looks exciting.
  2. OffGridMAMA

    OffGridMAMA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 24, 2012
    valley center, CA
    Woohooo! ;)
  3. Loghousemom

    Loghousemom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2012
    Up North
    Three days ago, I sat down looking on info on hatching eggs and found this thread. I ended up so enthralled that I read the whole thing! Good luck on your future trip!

    I now have hope that a novice like me will be able to successfully hatch someday in the future. :)

    Next week I am donating my fertile eggs to a Headstart classroom for a lesson in farms. They asked for 6 eggs to attempt hatching and since I have a mixed bag of chickens that will be mutts, I figure it is a good way to start. I forwarded the link to the hatching 101 thread to the teacher too. So hopefully they have success!
  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    welcome aboard!

    Its great that you are helping a school. Knowledge is empowerment.

    Now you need to build or buy a simple bator and try it yourself.

    I am not a pro at this. I hatch just to learn on any egg I can scrounge or buy inexpensively - in my Anaheim apartment bedroom. I learn from my attempts as well as the hundreds of hours worth of reading on this site.

    Seriously - if I can do it - you can!!
  5. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    still no fish to speak of in the province so i had my brother inlaw who is going to school in Manila send 3 kilos to your inlaws
    but they may not save you any OZ :)

    here are my peeps that my broody silkie hatched out for me FLUFF BALLS/Picture049_zps4e3df5b9.jpg

    there are 8 of them in there but a few are camera shy
    1 looks to be a pure silkie the rest are buff orpington over silkie

    have a good one
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2013
  6. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2012
    Los Angeles, California
    LOL ...plastic tote works when ducklings are around. the big wood one is too bulky for the house and I haven't cleaned a spot in the garage for it yet, but soon, very soon.!
  7. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I love it - and the striped chicks as well. a great mix
  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I told you not to bother with the fish - its really OK.

    Great pics - interesting fluffy mix
  9. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    nope, a deal is a deal so i wanted to make sure i held up my end of it OZ [​IMG]
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    the cochins go into lock down tomorrow in Anaheim!

    word from the Philippines is that all 36 chicks are doing well. they are almost six weeks old. i am hoping for photos this week
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