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    Default Tales of shrek48 - Life in Thailand

    Appologies for the lack of posts or replies, no air card and then no net ;-)
    Life is still great, had teachers day last week and ||I rexcieved a mass of flowers after the official event. This is the time after the morning ceremony that the students give their flowers to the teacher they like, I am very proud to say I am well liked, to the ponit I struggled not to cry at the end of the day.
    I have now moved to a friends house and rent a room there, I have been allowed to build 2 chicken houses and now own 75 chicks, 20 layers and 55 for eating.
    Tuesday I buy 100 more, 50 chicks that grow to big ones for eating and fetch good money and 50 more eaters as I want to have eaters ready every week, so this will e an ongoing project. I will breed the layers as they are expensive to buy. Yes I know how sad I sound and I don't care, I am really happy when I am looking after my chickens with my hosts families grandfather.
    He has offerd me land for free(no rent) to put a thai style house on which I can move with me if i ever move, how generous is that!!
    I have had confirmation that I have now passed my degree so I am just waiting for the certificate to come and I can go get my teachers license and work permit.
    I have bought a new spacey honda scooter and a 2 stroke old bone shaker for fun, which I immediately blew up :-) it's so cheap to have done in the shop I am not bothering to get my hands dirty, anyway this weekend I am completing chicken house number 3 :-) baa I here you say, yep your probably right but I am distinctly happy.
    I appologise now for any grammatical errors or any other mistakes, but again fast; fat fingers slow brain and also I don't really care ;-).
    Big thanks to all the great people on here who support me and offer some great advice some i want to hear some i don't, please keep it comming.
    PS I think maybe moo (pork, pigs) next as grandad says he may not replant all his land and wants me to have some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shrek48 View Post
    completing chicken house number 3 :-) baa I here you say,
    Hi Ash .. Good to see a post from you. Did wonder if your chickens are sounding more like sheep though

    Glad your enjoying yourself.

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    hi handyman please leave my chickens out of this( not that i am protective about them) and anyway cant catch the sheep anymore to fast for me so chickens a better bet ;-)
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    I want to have eaters ready every week, so this will e an ongoing project. I will breed the layers as they are expensive to buy. Yes I know how sad I sound and I don't care, I am really happy when I am looking after my chickens
    Ash, I for one don't find this sad, but very interesting and look forward to reading about how the project goes. This is something I would be interested in doing myself should my wife and I ever make it over there when I'm old and grey. The wife thinks I'm mental but I think it would be a good project. Anyway keep the updates coming

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    Farmer Bryn seems to be making a decent living out of chickens so well worth a try(as an alternative/additional income stream)

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    Sounds like a lot of work Shrek, I've only got one bird to feed and look after - and she consumes most of my time (not sure if she's a layer or for eating yet) !

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    Default chickens and love life

    I am not sure that is even legal to say in the same sentence???
    Anyway as requested, the chickens are doing really well and the first wave have grown rapidly, it shows when you see them against last weeks purchases.
    The new chicks that grow to 6/7kg are great and growing at a fair pace too.
    I have installed eletric lights into grandads house and i the 3 chicken houses
    a- to give light
    b- to give warmth at night
    Also grandad is 80 and never had a light!!!!!! to see him smile is worth anything.
    I have just over 300 chicks now and have already started breeding a few layers from grandads stock first hatchlings should be out in a week or so, hens are brooding nicely.
    I am selling eggs from grandads chickens (about 8/10 layers) and cannot keep up with demand, selling an average of 30 eggs a day which is all the hens are producing with requests for many more.
    Love life!!!! well i have something on the fire so to speak but I cannot and will not discuss it on here as yet sorry. I will say she is very beautiful to me and we have been taking things slowly. She works hard and asked for nothing but gives 100%. so far so good. Thats all I will say for now folks.
    If anyone has an egg incubator going cheap(sorry no pun intended) I would be interested.
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    Ash, you mentioned your chickens that grow to 6/7kgs before. The worlds largest ever chicken only weighed 10Kgs and I doubt if you have one of those. Post a photo of it - I've never seen a chicken in Thailand reach much more than a couple of pounds before it goes in the pot.

    http://forums.thepoultrykeeper.co.uk...opic.php?t=858
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    Sounds like you're doing well there Ash, I especially like hearing about grandad smiling

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    Certainly sounds like you're keeping yourself busy! Have you had some farming experience back in Wales, then, I really wouldn't know where to begin!

    I don't know if he could help with an incubator but have you been in contact with Bryn as in Bryn&Mot? He is into chickens in a big way, totally different operation to yours, but I am sure he would be a handy source of advice and information.

    In an earlier post you mentioned having put up photos of the chicken houses on Facebook but didn't tell us how to find your page. Could you post a link?
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    A 6 to 7 kilo Chicken !! Chuffin eck Shrek what are you feeding them ??

    1.jpgx 7 = Weight of Chicken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prioritypress View Post
    I'm expecting an advert for one of these to appear at the top of the screen very soon - I've already had chicken netting and a feed mix for worming chickens!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTG View Post
    Certainly sounds like you're keeping yourself busy! Have you had some farming experience back in Wales, then, I really wouldn't know where to begin!
    Perhaps a cue for the joke about the Welsh sheep farmer doing his driving test. The examiner asks "Can you make a U-turn?"........... Not on this thread though.
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    The depreciation on new vehicles isn't the same as it is in the uk. Second hand vehicles hold their value much better in Thailand.

    So you don't lose the value as soon as you drive out of the showroom like you would here.

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    Default chickens and hospital

    despite the, in very poor taste KFC wise cracks posted on here I am proud to annouce I am now a proud father again of 5 chicks to one hen and 3 so far to another hen. These are the first of many I hope from my own stock of layers. I bought 10 already laying chickens last saturday and another 10 laying chicks to take my current laying stock to 18 and laying chick stock to 30, this will give me 48 egg laying chickens in about 5 to 8 weeks time.
    I am today revamping grandads original chicken house and moving my chicks into one house. Moving the breeding hens into another on the top floor of the house and the big black eaters (which are growing at a hell of a pace) on the bottom floor of the same house. The final house will be for all the other chicks, both layers and eaters.
    The bamboo fiels is right behind my chicken houses so we have decided that we will fence off some of this area and give the chickens a bigger and safer area to run around in. Currently we allow the big hens and eaters to roam free and put them away at night but with many having babies now i think a run is a good idea and grandad agreed, so thats the next project.
    Hospital!!!!!! well i was cutting bamboo down to make a hook to retrieve the water feeders from each chicken house without having to go in and out, ( a brilliant idea i thought) and I used grandads exceptionally sharp machette as I have done many times before. Yesaterday was very hot and I was tired after a hot arduous day teaching, came home showered; changed and off to farming I went. Any way after cutting some very thick big bamboos down for various things I was about to drag them from the field when out of my sweaty hand fell the machette!!! being about 18 inches long and 6 inches deep and all metal it's heavy and very sharp, as I looked down I saw it hit my fooy go straight through to the bone and though ouch!!!! looking again in disbelief at my stupidity I thought hell thats some blood and decided to make for the house leaving a blood trail a blind dog with no nose could follow. I wrapped the wound and my gf brother came in and used a towel and a stick as a turniquay? not sure how to spell that!! anyway loosing blood at a rate of knotts I hopped on the hog (scooter) and rode like the wind the 4k to the hospital, I drove straight to the door to many horrifed looks until they saw the blood, then i was wheel chaired into A&E and stabbed; prodded; washed; inspected and stitched up in no time at all.The wound was cleaned and proded with no anestetic what so ever and made me feel quite sick as it is very deep.But some pink stuff was then applied and it slightly numbed the pain to a bearable level.
    I am now hobbling about (should not be but cant keep still, not that type) and the owner of many stitches, mostly inner stitches and I think 8 or 10 external stitches. The pain killers make me feel sick and the other tablets god only knows what they are for. Oh forgot to mention the nurses were queing up to inject me with all sorts, did not like to ask what as they seemed very happy to use me as a pin cushion.
    If anyone feels sorry for me please send all donations to me here, all gratefully recieved I assure you.
    The service was fantastic as were the staff, it cost 360 baht and 30 bath a day for a week or 10 days to have wound cleaned and dressed, very cheap and good. Today was my first dressing change and i dreaded the wait, I was ushered into the A&E seen to and out again in less then 5 mins!! you can keep the UK it's Thailand for me anyday especially at 30 baht a dressing change, and the nurses are sexy as hell.
    The wounded Ash.xx



    [Admin Edit: Merged with existing thread. Shrek, please read and adhere to the earlier request made here and stop creating new threads on this subject. Thank you.]
    Last edited by maokaang; 11th Jul 2012 at 06:44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shrek48 View Post
    I am proud to annouce I am now a proud father again of 5 chicks to one hen and 3 so far to another hen.
    I didn't realise you were a practising Mormon Ash? Hope the foot gets better soon.
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    With all those new birds and chicks (I'm talking about the first part of your story), watch out for the predators that could be homing in on them :-S especially dangerous it seems are ones carrying machettes ;-)

    you can keep the UK it's Thailand for me anyday especially at 30 baht a dressing change
    It would have been free on the NHS :-)

    That's if they even considered doing a dressing change and if you could afford the £5 cost for the car park that offers the free service :-(

    and the nurses are sexy as hell
    Oh dear, I think one might be prone to many a small injury now ;-)


    Hope you make a speedy recovery and keep the wound clean and infection free, go very careful with that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shrek48 View Post
    and 30 bath a day for a week or 10 days to have wound cleaned and dressed
    Wow, that's clean, but wouldn't 30 showers be more convenient?

    P.S. tourniquet, losing, knots, horrified, anaesthetic, etc., etc., etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maokaang View Post

    P.S. tourniquet, losing, knots, horrified, anaesthetic, etc., etc., etc.
    Shouldn't lacerated patients be excused from spelling mistakes?

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