Stuffed !! Anything BUT Chickens !

Most of you would have seen my other thread on a possible career.

Reasonable physical fitness is one of the requirements.

And I need money.

So, last night, I took the opportunity to be a 'Chicken Chaser' at Mount Barker Free Range Chickens.

You have to catch the chickens, pickem up, dump them in crate (6 per crate) then stack the creates on a pallet - 4 piles of crates per pallot, 5 crates per pile - or 20 crates per pallot.

Between THREE of us we did 55 pallets - thats 55 x 20 x6 = 6,600 f#$@(*! chickens!

Surprised

I'M STUFFED!  

Foot in mouth

I know, nothing to do with fishing, but if I die of exhaustion, I won't be doin any more fishing Yell That's my excuse!

More chooky babes tonight! 

 

 

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In the bigger shedded

Thu, 2008-08-07 07:32

In the bigger shedded chickens up here they don't even bother cleaning out the sheds. If the chook chasers miss a few, its cheaper to let them get the strays on their own time and take em home for free than it is to have half a dozen guys chase a couple of stragglers!

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Yeah same till

Thu, 2008-08-07 07:36

All about economy of movement etc - positioning the pallots - and three fat flappers per hand (when you get the knack) Foot in mouth

 

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Sounds a lot like tomato picking

Thu, 2008-08-07 07:44

A sore back and a lot of hard work. Hope they pay better than the tomato growers Colin.
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6c per chooky babe

Thu, 2008-08-07 07:47

I make somewhere between $130.00 - $180.00 for 5 hours work. Except last night, one of the trucks broke down, so we lost a couple of hours - started at 5 - didn't finish 'till 00:30 hours.

VERY messy

Why have Guicci when you can have Guanno Yell

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That's not too bad Colin

Thu, 2008-08-07 07:50

You have got to learn the bow legged chicken walk. Bowing your legs out gives you a wider stance to help trap the chickens and brings you closer to the ground - well that's the theory.
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Here's to pickens

Thu, 2008-08-07 07:51

Here's to pickens with bow legged chickens Tongue out

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I guess you won't want chicken sausages tomorrow night

Thu, 2008-08-07 07:54

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Chickens!

Thu, 2008-08-07 08:00

C.M you'll be sporting a six pack or an eight pack at this rate. Give it a couple weeks and your fit and healthy to go again. Laughing

I can imagin yourself in a muscle shirt and flexing away LOL.Tongue out

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LOL Darda!

Thu, 2008-08-07 08:13

More like a BLOCK mate!

..and don't get too excited over there! SurprisedYellTongue out

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I'm not getting too excited!

Thu, 2008-08-07 08:19

About chasing Chooks around a paddock. They must go hard, should tackle one and appeal for holding the ball LOL.

So yourself is saying that you will turn out more of a square shape then ripped?LaughingFoot in mouthTongue out

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Not much chasing Darda

Thu, 2008-08-07 08:40

Calling the job 'Chicken Chassers' is misleading actually. You're never running after them as such as the pallot is dropped right next to the chickens, the white lights turned off and blue ones turned on (settles the chooks). 

You're basically just bending down, grabbing them and stuffing the stoopid blighters into the cages.

 

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So all you need to do is

Thu, 2008-08-07 08:55

Grab the Chickens and put them away into the cages? No-wonder its a tiring job, its all about bending the knees and arching the back.

Maybe you should try talking Chicken language like Mako Magic BOK BOK BOK.. BOK! Then they might understand whats going on and help you out!

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Basically

Thu, 2008-08-07 09:00

Nan, bugga BOK BOK BOK....I use a 'non species dependent' language - it's the species/swaring mans equivalent of Esperanto LOL 

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Hahahaha # 1

Thu, 2008-08-07 08:01

Funny you should say that. Before I received the phono call from 'Chicken Busters', I was going to make dinner last night and bought bloody chicken pattys Yell

My fav dish of home crumbed chicken (Colonel Colin's secret recipe Tongue out) will NEVER taste the same Cry

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bok bok bok,    The

Thu, 2008-08-07 08:27

bok bok bok, Tongue out

 

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LOL Mako Magic!

Thu, 2008-08-07 08:30

Classic!!!

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You must be in a fowl mood

Thu, 2008-08-07 08:31

Never mind Col, there is always Pork chops. I once had a job raking chook poo from under the floors on a chook farm - worst job ever but i managed to sneak out a couple of pocketfulls each night.

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Yep!

Thu, 2008-08-07 08:37

chickenshit to be precise - better than goat poo - ball bearings are less slippery

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Just remember Col, if you're

Thu, 2008-08-07 09:52

Just remember Col, if you're getting stuffed, then you're getting fitter Smile

 

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Colin - you

Thu, 2008-08-07 10:09

Colin - you henpecked?

 

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haha colin

Thu, 2008-08-07 10:21

thats a crack up!!

how long are you chasing chickens for?

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I'll never be able to watch

Thu, 2008-08-07 10:52

I'll never be able to watch one of those Mt Barker chicken commercials again without thinking of you Colin!!!  Thanks for the laugh!

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Maybe you can get in on this opportunity Colin

Thu, 2008-08-07 11:39

GE Energy's ecomagination(TM)-certified Jenbacher gas engines will use biogas created from chicken manure to generate needed power and heat at a large chicken farm north of the China's capital city of Beijing. The plant is the first of its type in China and could pave the way for similar applications in the future.

The Beijing Deqingyuan Chicken Farm Waste Utilization plant comes as the country seeks innovative ways to meet its energy and environmental requirements. Providing 14,600 MWh of electricity per year, the project is designed to help reduce sub-urban electricity shortages.

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so is that

Thu, 2008-08-07 22:12

what our olympians are breathing ?. burnt up chicken s$%t .they might come back with feathers not medalsLaughing

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LMAO FF!

Fri, 2008-08-08 06:51

Tell you what, you do breath in a LOT of sh*t SurprisedYell

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LMAO Guys!!!

Thu, 2008-08-07 12:07

Mako - your dead ! Yell You know where you can put your Bok bloody Bok!

Ian - hahahaha - more like bloody antifowl - my 'hull' is sore all over LOL

hlokk - True! I'll have a nice toned corpse, the way I feel right now Surprised

Alfred - at least they only peck my wrists Innocent

eddie and tommo - a pleasure guys - Tommo - usually about 5 hours a night - as to overall - see how it goes or until I get another job. Yell

colin - bugga that - not touching those Chines jobbies - they'll be on sterroids fresh from the Olympic event 'The Chicken Wun' Laughing

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Colin Molloy

Thu, 2008-08-07 19:05

Better save some energy for tomorrow night!!!!!Cool

Quit a job once and when asked what I was going to do! Told the boss I didn't give a #^(*^@ if I ripped heads off chickens as long as I didn't work here!!!!

My first job was at INGAMS and as the boss was showing me around. He told me about the chicks that didn't HANDLE the FEED!!! I think he was just alittle surprised when I grabbed one and RIPPED it's head off(It was chasing it's own tail so to speak)!!!!!!! When I explained why he thought it was great!!!!

Wouldn't let me send it to the old boss but!!!!!Cry

 

 

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Hey Staal

Fri, 2008-08-08 06:54

It's all good mate - second round and I feel a hell of a lot better than yesterday!

Laughing

 

Haha - quite a story mate - we had one chook dye of a heart attack last night - and another's brain heamoraged Foot in mouth - ran around like a politician it did LOL 

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atleast now you can get away

Thu, 2008-08-07 19:14

atleast now you can get away with that "old chook" comment at homeTongue out

 

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Mako....

Fri, 2008-08-08 06:55

.....the comments have been moderated by Colin Molloy.....

... you're double dead now buddy LOL 

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Tonight!

Fri, 2008-08-08 06:57

OK guys and girls - see you tonight! Lookin forward to it!

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