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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    put a lid on any water container then drill holes in the top
    almost 1/2 way throught my 2nd hatch
    this time i filled er up
    looks like i need to run much less water in it
    i try to keep it at about 40%
    it was at 50% today when i checked so i had to pull both plugs so it would get back to where i wanted it
    i'll bring er up to about 80% once day 18 arrives
  2. loves2hatch

    loves2hatch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2012
    Central Iowa
    My little coturnix eggs hatched last night & this am! I couldn't beleive it I got 100% hatch rate.I put in 24 eggs on the morning of feb 12th and had 24 babies by this morning. I didn't freak over humidity this time. My humidity gauge in the incubator read 30% and my basement room read about 40%. I added no water to the bator during incubation. Wednesday night I saw a couple pipped, so I turned off the turner and put them upright in the turner trays. Thursday morning added one of those styrofoam meat trays with two sponges in it and filled it up with water. Took out the hygrometer. They started hatching that afternoon. I filled the water/sponge area twice during hatch with airline tubing. It was easy breezy clean up with no water underneath with egg shells floating. Now I'm looking for someone locally to trade these quail to for chicken hatching eggs so I can join the Easter hatch along here.
    I am totally addicted to hatching eggs!

    side note* we did get 8 inches of snow here on Monday which I'm sure helped with the humidity
  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Great info and congrats!!

    Mrs Oz will appreciate the simplicity - she will be the crazy quail lady.

    It turns out that she will be here (USA) during the hatch of my easter egg run and will not be able to participate so I will hold off with quail till the end of May. I hope to have turkeys and peafowl on that trip as well.
  4. bribre

    bribre Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2012
    Alberta Canada
    Yay peafowl I've been waiting for you to add that to your list! There such fun birds to have around. :)
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    They have really been near the top of my list but most people want so much for eggs its ridiculous. Given the ordeal I have to go through, I want to make sure I am not wasting my money and time.

    I found a person that has several colors. I will try and get india blue and java green - six eggs of each - and hope I can get a male and female from each group.

    I would appreciate any advice!!
  6. CayuseRanch

    CayuseRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2011
    Newalla, Oklahoma
    So does that mean Mrs oz will be packing a golf bag also?
  7. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    we both get a free golf bag as a perk with our frequent flier status. Mrs Oz' golf bag normally contains a few boxes of costco diapers.

    I am the one who gets to deal with customs and the dept agriculture with the eggs
  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    So the chicks are now almost 8 weeks of age.

    My 33 month old daughter and her nanny decided to pack a picnic lunch and go visit Bernie and Analou, have a swim at the beach and see how Stewie the baby goat and the 36 chicks are getting along.

    They jumped on a air-con bus for the 2.5 hr ride to Kabankalan. From there they attempted to get a second bus the 20km to our place. After 4 full buses, they decided to take a jeepney – much to the delight of Antonia who loves adventure.

    Four hours later, they are now at the beach house having lunch. At about 3pm (11pm PST) they will head back and get in to Bacold around 6:30pm. Toni will be exhausted but will no doubt talk in her sleep all night, re-living the day.

    I cant wait to watch and hear her on Skype as she tells me her account of the day.

    The girls were armed with cameras.

    Chick pics to follow.
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  9. OffGridMAMA

    OffGridMAMA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 24, 2012
    valley center, CA
    I love that you get to share those special moments with your kiddos across an entire ocean... love Skype:)
  10. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    you know what OZ most of the time when i am in Manila i go by jeepney too
    going by cab can be done in any city but going by jeepney is a way more interesting way to get from place to place
    oh also incase some don't know what in the &*@#%$ a jeepney is ,i'll post a picture
    this one was being loaded on a boat so it could go to a far off province

    ok OZ i'm done hijacking your thread :)))))))

    Last edited: Mar 2, 2013

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