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

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    The local roo patrolling his turf


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    I am so glad I decided to extent the coop run to include this 2 year old cocnut tree
     
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  2. Rockashelle

    Rockashelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do you get your cable ties? I have 4 colors from Wally world, but they come with a bunch I don't really need.
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

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

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    My Coop
    this is a pretty pic, what is the white gal?
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  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    it must be an OGM mutt as the other batch had a RIR roo.

    looks like a home made delaware

    the BLRW stand out and their is a purebred Australorp and BCM in there
     
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

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  6. Rockashelle

    Rockashelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! Thanks Oz!
     
  7. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    those are some fine looking young ones you have hatched out OZ

    i just turned out all the lights so i could do an egg check
    out of 41 set eggs i had 1 that quit really early & 8 clear
    most of the clear looked to be from my britts
    as soon as i get a couple large size nest boxes built i will be moving those britts to their new quaters
    i hope they like the back end of my workshop
    they will also be getting a nice warm bath & a bottom trim too


    it's only below freezing here at night so their water should only have a small amount of ice on top when
    the Mrs. goes to check on them in the early AM. (i think she gets up before the chickens do[​IMG])
    i also got one of those black rubber flexable water pans
    it was only 8 bucks at the feed store & should give them good service till i can put their
    summer time hanging water bucket with nipples in (those don't work well in cold weather unless there is a heater inside it)


    so i still have 32 eggs cooking 3 being from my silkie pen
    the rest are probably buff orpingtons


    are you still planning on doing a May egg run to the PI?
    the hens are almost back up to full production



    take care
    piggy
     
  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    sounds like things are moving along.

    i will be going end of march and end of may, july 4 and memorial day weekend
     
  9. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 7 buff hens so getting you 24 eggs should not be any real problem over a few days time
    i only keep eggs around for 7 days then i set them
    so if i collect for say 4 days then ship next day then it's day 5 when those arrive
    & then on day 6 you fly out, with a little luck you can set them on day 7 or 8
    i'll talk really nice to my girls for you OZ
    if they come up short i guess i'll slip in a couple silkie eggs in for ya
    but i think you want to go after the buffs at this point....correct?
    i'll have 3 more silkie hens laying come June
    which will bring my up to a total of 5
    then we can work on collecting up some of those
    till then i have 1 silkie girl attending chicks & 1 that lays about every other day
    but i'm sure they will both "lay" rite into it once the days get a little longer

    piggy
     
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    just the orps at this stage thanks pig. If you can pencil the date laid on them, we can do an experiment but just collect a max of 4 days.

    i appreciate it Piglett
     

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