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  1. Liz

    Chinese egg incubator humidity levels

    Hello Liz and welcome to SSC! No 34% humidity is not normal but I wouldn't trust ANY incubators panel readings (not even the expensive units) until you have first calibrated the unit by using...
    Hello Liz and welcome to SSC! No 34% humidity is not normal but I wouldn't trust ANY incubators panel readings (not even the expensive units) until you have first calibrated the unit by using an independent hygrometer to measure the humidity yourself. You can get hygrometers quite easily and...
    Hello Liz and welcome to SSC! No 34% humidity is not normal but I wouldn't trust ANY incubators panel readings (not even the expensive units) until you have first calibrated the unit by using an independent hygrometer to measure the humidity...
    Hello Liz and welcome to SSC! No 34% humidity is not normal but I wouldn't trust ANY incubators panel readings (not even the expensive units) until you have first calibrated the unit by using...
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  2. Mark

    Question Chickens throwing straw out of nesting boxes problem

    Thanks Jason it's nice to know this behaviour does sometimes happen to others also. I can handle losing an egg every now and again that's no problem. As you say, I have increased the lip around...
    Thanks Jason it's nice to know this behaviour does sometimes happen to others also. I can handle losing an egg every now and again that's no problem. As you say, I have increased the lip around the front of the boxes and it seems to have worked! However, I wanted to give it a few weeks before I...
    Thanks Jason it's nice to know this behaviour does sometimes happen to others also. I can handle losing an egg every now and again that's no problem. As you say, I have increased the lip around the front of the boxes and it seems to have worked!...
    Thanks Jason it's nice to know this behaviour does sometimes happen to others also. I can handle losing an egg every now and again that's no problem. As you say, I have increased the lip around...
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  3. Mark

    Excellent Herb Bread Recipe using fresh herbs

    Check out this fresh herb bread recipe. Yes, it uses fresh herbs but I'm more interested in the method this guy uses to make the bread loaf it's quite different and obviously effictive! The...
    Check out this fresh herb bread recipe. Yes, it uses fresh herbs but I'm more interested in the method this guy uses to make the bread loaf it's quite different and obviously effictive! The actual bread making begins from 4:30 mins (or so) into the video if you'd like to skip the start - enjoy!
    Check out this fresh herb bread recipe. Yes, it uses fresh herbs but I'm more interested in the method this guy uses to make the bread loaf it's quite different and obviously effictive! The actual bread making begins from 4:30 mins (or so) into...
    Check out this fresh herb bread recipe. Yes, it uses fresh herbs but I'm more interested in the method this guy uses to make the bread loaf it's quite different and obviously effictive! The...
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  4. stevo

    POTATO PUFFS

    Mine didn't pop up really, just got the nice golden crust on top, like a Shepards pie kind of thing. I think it would go well along side sausages and vegies.
    Mine didn't pop up really, just got the nice golden crust on top, like a Shepards pie kind of thing. I think it would go well along side sausages and vegies.
    Mine didn't pop up really, just got the nice golden crust on top, like a Shepards pie kind of thing. I think it would go well along side sausages and vegies.
    Mine didn't pop up really, just got the nice golden crust on top, like a Shepards pie kind of thing. I think it would go well along side sausages and vegies.
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  5. Lee-Mika

    Fermenting your Chicken food

    Glad to hear it, I think you will be surprise.
    Glad to hear it, I think you will be surprise.
    Glad to hear it, I think you will be surprise.
    Glad to hear it, I think you will be surprise.
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  6. David Trees

    Free Kindle Book If You're Interested...

    I have the Kindle app on my iPhone and on my Mac and have a grand total of one book on it and I don't own an actual Kindle as such. So, no I don't think you need one but you may need an app.
    I have the Kindle app on my iPhone and on my Mac and have a grand total of one book on it and I don't own an actual Kindle as such. So, no I don't think you need one but you may need an app.
    I have the Kindle app on my iPhone and on my Mac and have a grand total of one book on it and I don't own an actual Kindle as such. So, no I don't think you need one but you may need an app.
    I have the Kindle app on my iPhone and on my Mac and have a grand total of one book on it and I don't own an actual Kindle as such. So, no I don't think you need one but you may need an app.
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  7. Mark

    Home grown roasted eggplant recipe (Italian Inspired)

    Tomato paste yes big time... Yet I can have Ketchup/Tomato Sauce no issue. However, if I water tomato paste right down I'm OK. It was weird finding out. When I did and I cut them from my diet I...
    Tomato paste yes big time... Yet I can have Ketchup/Tomato Sauce no issue. However, if I water tomato paste right down I'm OK. It was weird finding out. When I did and I cut them from my diet I barely get colds and flu now days. Dropped loads of weight too as my body was not in fiight mode all...
    Tomato paste yes big time... Yet I can have Ketchup/Tomato Sauce no issue. However, if I water tomato paste right down I'm OK. It was weird finding out. When I did and I cut them from my diet I barely get colds and flu now days. Dropped loads...
    Tomato paste yes big time... Yet I can have Ketchup/Tomato Sauce no issue. However, if I water tomato paste right down I'm OK. It was weird finding out. When I did and I cut them from my diet I...
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  8. Mark

    Preserved lemons & Moroccan beef roast recipe

    Nah, I haven't made a video on lemon curd but it's easy to make and honestly I just follow Google on that one - I should make a video but... Yes, I did mention it in the Meyer Jam video - there's...
    Nah, I haven't made a video on lemon curd but it's easy to make and honestly I just follow Google on that one - I should make a video but... Yes, I did mention it in the Meyer Jam video - there's lots we can do with a surplus of lemons! I didn't do the meat in the Webber (should've) but rather...
    Nah, I haven't made a video on lemon curd but it's easy to make and honestly I just follow Google on that one - I should make a video but... Yes, I did mention it in the Meyer Jam video - there's lots we can do with a surplus of lemons! I didn't...
    Nah, I haven't made a video on lemon curd but it's easy to make and honestly I just follow Google on that one - I should make a video but... Yes, I did mention it in the Meyer Jam video - there's...

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  9. becky3086

    No Crock Sauerkraut

    Thanks Becky. Nice and easy. We've bought 3 German Crocks here in England to do this with as they are so so so much cheaper here. I was shocked at what some folk end up paying for them. I like...
    Thanks Becky. Nice and easy. We've bought 3 German Crocks here in England to do this with as they are so so so much cheaper here. I was shocked at what some folk end up paying for them. I like your way too. Do you add any other vegetable or root crops into your Kraut recipes to make it...
    Thanks Becky. Nice and easy. We've bought 3 German Crocks here in England to do this with as they are so so so much cheaper here. I was shocked at what some folk end up paying for them. I like your way too. Do you add any other vegetable or...
    Thanks Becky. Nice and easy. We've bought 3 German Crocks here in England to do this with as they are so so so much cheaper here. I was shocked at what some folk end up paying for them. I like...
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  10. Mark

    Banana Bread Recipe with home-grown bananas

    Fantastic! Coconut sounds good ours didn't last long either! :)
    Fantastic! Coconut sounds good ours didn't last long either! :)
    Fantastic! Coconut sounds good ours didn't last long either! :)
    Fantastic! Coconut sounds good ours didn't last long either! :)

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  11. belveder

    Might be dumb question about chooks

    I used to let my chickens (bantams) go where ever they liked, I would even leave the front gate open but they would never go past a certain point. I think Bantams may be more cautious than normal...
    I used to let my chickens (bantams) go where ever they liked, I would even leave the front gate open but they would never go past a certain point. I think Bantams may be more cautious than normal chickens. They even scratched around the vegie patch and didn't eat the vegies... but they did...
    I used to let my chickens (bantams) go where ever they liked, I would even leave the front gate open but they would never go past a certain point. I think Bantams may be more cautious than normal chickens. They even scratched around the vegie...
    I used to let my chickens (bantams) go where ever they liked, I would even leave the front gate open but they would never go past a certain point. I think Bantams may be more cautious than normal...
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  12. Greyyowl

    Breeding hen feed.

    I use red hen my chooks seem to like it but they do tend to leave the micro pellets last. Also I use a cheaper mash (medium grain) that has molasses mixed through it and the birds like that too...
    I use red hen my chooks seem to like it but they do tend to leave the micro pellets last. Also I use a cheaper mash (medium grain) that has molasses mixed through it and the birds like that too made by Laucke. I don't change the feed for breeding personally because most complete feeds are...
    I use red hen my chooks seem to like it but they do tend to leave the micro pellets last. Also I use a cheaper mash (medium grain) that has molasses mixed through it and the birds like that too made by Laucke. I don't change the feed for...
    I use red hen my chooks seem to like it but they do tend to leave the micro pellets last. Also I use a cheaper mash (medium grain) that has molasses mixed through it and the birds like that too...

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  13. stevo

    Question Chicken Feed?

    Been through the whole gammit you write of. Started on chick starter, then to pullet mix, layer pellets( golden yolk, lurved it) THEN WENT OFF THAT AT MOULT, ONTO LAYER MASH FOR PROTEIN, NOW THE...
    Been through the whole gammit you write of. Started on chick starter, then to pullet mix, layer pellets( golden yolk, lurved it) THEN WENT OFF THAT AT MOULT, ONTO LAYER MASH FOR PROTEIN, NOW THE SNOTS WILL EAT 3 SEEDS FROM SCRATCH, BOTH DRY AND MOLLASSIS AND WASTE THE REST, THEY WERE DOING FINE...
    Been through the whole gammit you write of. Started on chick starter, then to pullet mix, layer pellets( golden yolk, lurved it) THEN WENT OFF THAT AT MOULT, ONTO LAYER MASH FOR PROTEIN, NOW THE SNOTS WILL EAT 3 SEEDS FROM SCRATCH, BOTH DRY AND...
    Been through the whole gammit you write of. Started on chick starter, then to pullet mix, layer pellets( golden yolk, lurved it) THEN WENT OFF THAT AT MOULT, ONTO LAYER MASH FOR PROTEIN, NOW THE...

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  14. Mark

    How to make a stock cube from your own cooking stock

    Cheers Stevo :)
    Cheers Stevo :)
    Cheers Stevo :)
    Cheers Stevo :)
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  15. Mark

    How To Make Hot Chilli Sauce Similar To Tabasco (Only Better)

    Yes for sure with the quick method but I'm not sure about the fermentation method - you could give it a go still because it can't really hurt anything. I think smoking the chillies first is a...
    Yes for sure with the quick method but I'm not sure about the fermentation method - you could give it a go still because it can't really hurt anything. I think smoking the chillies first is a good idea for added flavour - I'd go for it!
    Yes for sure with the quick method but I'm not sure about the fermentation method - you could give it a go still because it can't really hurt anything. I think smoking the chillies first is a good idea for added flavour - I'd go for it!
    Yes for sure with the quick method but I'm not sure about the fermentation method - you could give it a go still because it can't really hurt anything. I think smoking the chillies first is a...
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  16. Mark

    If I keep a rooster and thus have fertilised chicken eggs are they ok to eat?

    So true! Those commercial "free-range" eggs are a little dodgy if you ask me...
    So true! Those commercial "free-range" eggs are a little dodgy if you ask me...
    So true! Those commercial "free-range" eggs are a little dodgy if you ask me...
    So true! Those commercial "free-range" eggs are a little dodgy if you ask me...

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  17. Steve

    Question Macadamia Nuts

    Here's another type of macadamia nut cracker called... wait for it... Maca Craca :D I love the name. The guy who makes it (well I assume he does) is called Vaughn and he mentioned his invention to...
    Here's another type of macadamia nut cracker called... wait for it... Maca Craca :D I love the name. The guy who makes it (well I assume he does) is called Vaughn and he mentioned his invention to me on YouTube so I checked out his video and I reckon it's a pretty good tool for cracking macadamia...
    Here's another type of macadamia nut cracker called... wait for it... Maca Craca :D I love the name. The guy who makes it (well I assume he does) is called Vaughn and he mentioned his invention to me on YouTube so I checked out his video and I...
    Here's another type of macadamia nut cracker called... wait for it... Maca Craca :D I love the name. The guy who makes it (well I assume he does) is called Vaughn and he mentioned his invention to...
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  18. Mark

    Is rat poison safe to use around my chickens?

    That's a good idea, I coud fence off a small square in the corner of the pen I guess and place the bait in there that should be easy enough.
    That's a good idea, I coud fence off a small square in the corner of the pen I guess and place the bait in there that should be easy enough.
    That's a good idea, I coud fence off a small square in the corner of the pen I guess and place the bait in there that should be easy enough.
    That's a good idea, I coud fence off a small square in the corner of the pen I guess and place the bait in there that should be easy enough.
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  19. Mark

    Good place to buy heritage hens/chickens/poultry for the backyard

    Here's a post I wrote on my blog about Heritage Hatching & Hens who is an impressive poultry breeder business based in Brisbane. recently, I purchased some Pekin ducks from them and was so...
    Here's a post I wrote on my blog about Heritage Hatching & Hens who is an impressive poultry breeder business based in Brisbane. recently, I purchased some Pekin ducks from them and was so impressed by their service that I decided to write a review (or more like a recommendation) on them. They...
    Here's a post I wrote on my blog about Heritage Hatching & Hens who is an impressive poultry breeder business based in Brisbane. recently, I purchased some Pekin ducks from them and was so impressed by their service that I decided to write a...
    Here's a post I wrote on my blog about Heritage Hatching & Hens who is an impressive poultry breeder business based in Brisbane. recently, I purchased some Pekin ducks from them and was so...
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  20. Phantom Commenter

    Making homemade cheese out of regular milk

    I guess this is the most basic way of making cheese at home and you've showed it can be done easy enough. Obviously to make it viable it would be better if the milk was free or at least milked...
    I guess this is the most basic way of making cheese at home and you've showed it can be done easy enough. Obviously to make it viable it would be better if the milk was free or at least milked from your own cow or goat but it's certainly an excellent experiment and a fun thing to try one weekend. :twothumbsup:
    I guess this is the most basic way of making cheese at home and you've showed it can be done easy enough. Obviously to make it viable it would be better if the milk was free or at least milked from your own cow or goat but it's certainly an...
    I guess this is the most basic way of making cheese at home and you've showed it can be done easy enough. Obviously to make it viable it would be better if the milk was free or at least milked...

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  21. Mark

    How to make Pekin duck at home

    Now that I have my latest breed of poultry, Pekin ducks, I was wondering how to make the famous Chinese dish Pekin Duck and found this excellent video showing how this recipe can be done at...
    Now that I have my latest breed of poultry, Pekin ducks, I was wondering how to make the famous Chinese dish Pekin Duck and found this excellent video showing how this recipe can be done at home. It's not the most straight forward meal to prepare (but I knew that already) the main thing I was...
    Now that I have my latest breed of poultry, Pekin ducks, I was wondering how to make the famous Chinese dish Pekin Duck and found this excellent video showing how this recipe can be done at home. It's not the most straight forward meal to...
    Now that I have my latest breed of poultry, Pekin ducks, I was wondering how to make the famous Chinese dish Pekin Duck and found this excellent video showing how this recipe can be done at...

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  22. Mark

    Does anyone know what breed of rooster this is?

    Pretty close resemblance possibly a similar line...
    Pretty close resemblance possibly a similar line...
    Pretty close resemblance possibly a similar line...
    Pretty close resemblance possibly a similar line...

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  23. Mark

    Did a bad bad thing today - got 2 roosters

    You know what? If I "didn't have hens"....I'd have a rooster for a pet. They are really cool! They are funny and I just am a pet-person! I don't raise chickens just for eggs. I like them.
    You know what? If I "didn't have hens"....I'd have a rooster for a pet. They are really cool! They are funny and I just am a pet-person! I don't raise chickens just for eggs. I like them.
    You know what? If I "didn't have hens"....I'd have a rooster for a pet. They are really cool! They are funny and I just am a pet-person! I don't raise chickens just for eggs. I like them.
    You know what? If I "didn't have hens"....I'd have a rooster for a pet. They are really cool! They are funny and I just am a pet-person! I don't raise chickens just for eggs. I like them.
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  24. Linda Langevoort

    Had a sad day yesterday

    thanks for the suggestions all.
    thanks for the suggestions all.
    thanks for the suggestions all.
    thanks for the suggestions all.
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  25. Greyyowl

    Sometimes it sucks to be nice

    Sorry you lost that wee one. I know the painful feeling! Lost my first one just a couple months ago. You tried to do good, remember that.
    Sorry you lost that wee one. I know the painful feeling! Lost my first one just a couple months ago. You tried to do good, remember that.
    Sorry you lost that wee one. I know the painful feeling! Lost my first one just a couple months ago. You tried to do good, remember that.
    Sorry you lost that wee one. I know the painful feeling! Lost my first one just a couple months ago. You tried to do good, remember that.
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