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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Mark

    How to Make Fruit Salad "Yummy Yummy" Fruit Rolls/Leathers

    I had a BBQ last weekend and thought I would make a huge fruit salad for our guests as a healthy alternative to some of the other sweets. Unfortunately, hardly anyone touched it because they got...
    I had a BBQ last weekend and thought I would make a huge fruit salad for our guests as a healthy alternative to some of the other sweets. Unfortunately, hardly anyone touched it because they got too full up on beer and pavlova :D Anyway, I ended up making the leftover fruit salad into fruit rolls...
    I had a BBQ last weekend and thought I would make a huge fruit salad for our guests as a healthy alternative to some of the other sweets. Unfortunately, hardly anyone touched it because they got too full up on beer and pavlova :D Anyway, I ended...
    I had a BBQ last weekend and thought I would make a huge fruit salad for our guests as a healthy alternative to some of the other sweets. Unfortunately, hardly anyone touched it because they got...
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  10. Mark

    Gas Barbecue Table All-in-one

    hah, i can imagine that happening at that table, atleast it'd keep the flies away. The table might be good for a special occassion type thing.
    hah, i can imagine that happening at that table, atleast it'd keep the flies away. The table might be good for a special occassion type thing.
    hah, i can imagine that happening at that table, atleast it'd keep the flies away. The table might be good for a special occassion type thing.
    hah, i can imagine that happening at that table, atleast it'd keep the flies away. The table might be good for a special occassion type thing.

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  11. Mark

    Skin all-in-one worm, lice, and mite treatment for poultry

    I just wanted to say, I've used the ivermectin. It took 3 treatments for my chickens to be free of mites. I also think a batch of pine shavings (I use for them - as they are indoor/basement...
    I just wanted to say, I've used the ivermectin. It took 3 treatments for my chickens to be free of mites. I also think a batch of pine shavings (I use for them - as they are indoor/basement hens) was contaminated with mites. That's why I think it took us so long to get rid of them. I also...
    I just wanted to say, I've used the ivermectin. It took 3 treatments for my chickens to be free of mites. I also think a batch of pine shavings (I use for them - as they are indoor/basement hens) was contaminated with mites. That's why I think...
    I just wanted to say, I've used the ivermectin. It took 3 treatments for my chickens to be free of mites. I also think a batch of pine shavings (I use for them - as they are indoor/basement...
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  12. Mark

    Honey, soy, and garlic beef jerky

    LOL cheers mate. You can try all sorts of different flavours just pick things you like and marinate well before dehydrating. Stronger flavours work best otherwise jerky can become very bland and...
    LOL cheers mate. You can try all sorts of different flavours just pick things you like and marinate well before dehydrating. Stronger flavours work best otherwise jerky can become very bland and I've made the mistake of making a "lite" version and it was like eating beef roast without sauce or...
    LOL cheers mate. You can try all sorts of different flavours just pick things you like and marinate well before dehydrating. Stronger flavours work best otherwise jerky can become very bland and I've made the mistake of making a "lite" version...
    LOL cheers mate. You can try all sorts of different flavours just pick things you like and marinate well before dehydrating. Stronger flavours work best otherwise jerky can become very bland and...

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  13. Mark

    Chickens can get ticks and die

    Yeah pretty sure it was a tick :( She was one of my older hens but in good health. Paralysis of the rear legs (or thus case legs on a chicken) is one sign plus the slow failing of the respiratory...
    Yeah pretty sure it was a tick :( She was one of my older hens but in good health. Paralysis of the rear legs (or thus case legs on a chicken) is one sign plus the slow failing of the respiratory system is another, naturally if a tick is found it's certain. It's a bad tick season apparently...
    Yeah pretty sure it was a tick :( She was one of my older hens but in good health. Paralysis of the rear legs (or thus case legs on a chicken) is one sign plus the slow failing of the respiratory system is another, naturally if a tick is found...
    Yeah pretty sure it was a tick :( She was one of my older hens but in good health. Paralysis of the rear legs (or thus case legs on a chicken) is one sign plus the slow failing of the respiratory...
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  14. Mark

    Choko Tomato Chutney

    Another mother in-law's recipe for all those choko lovers - I haven't made it personally but all her recipes are original and made through experience over a long time often with wisdom handed down...
    Another mother in-law's recipe for all those choko lovers - I haven't made it personally but all her recipes are original and made through experience over a long time often with wisdom handed down from her mother. Choko Tomato Chutney Ingredients 4 Kg chokoes 2 green apples 1 kg ripe...
    Another mother in-law's recipe for all those choko lovers - I haven't made it personally but all her recipes are original and made through experience over a long time often with wisdom handed down from her mother. Choko Tomato...
    Another mother in-law's recipe for all those choko lovers - I haven't made it personally but all her recipes are original and made through experience over a long time often with wisdom handed down...
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  15. stevo

    woohoo... eggs!

    It's probably a calcium deficiency - supplements like shell grit and access to free range would help.
    It's probably a calcium deficiency - supplements like shell grit and access to free range would help.
    It's probably a calcium deficiency - supplements like shell grit and access to free range would help.
    It's probably a calcium deficiency - supplements like shell grit and access to free range would help.
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  16. Mark

    Japanese Red Mustard Stems Pickled

    The leaves are fine in salads but can be a little strong for some. They can be cooked like spinach also - young leaves are best. I don't have seed photos but I'll take some when my current...
    The leaves are fine in salads but can be a little strong for some. They can be cooked like spinach also - young leaves are best. I don't have seed photos but I'll take some when my current mustard plant goes to seed and post them here. :thumbsup:
    The leaves are fine in salads but can be a little strong for some. They can be cooked like spinach also - young leaves are best. I don't have seed photos but I'll take some when my current mustard plant goes to seed and post them here. :thumbsup:
    The leaves are fine in salads but can be a little strong for some. They can be cooked like spinach also - young leaves are best. I don't have seed photos but I'll take some when my current...

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  17. Mark

    Dried capsicum (dehydrator)

    These were dried at the "live" food temp for about 8-10 hours give or take.
    These were dried at the "live" food temp for about 8-10 hours give or take.
    These were dried at the "live" food temp for about 8-10 hours give or take.
    These were dried at the "live" food temp for about 8-10 hours give or take.

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  18. Mark

    Cute and rustic chicken tractor

    Awesome ideas here. This definitely has merit. My first thought was those cordless vacuum cleaners that scoot around the house and when it hits a wall it turns around and scoots off in a...
    Awesome ideas here. This definitely has merit. My first thought was those cordless vacuum cleaners that scoot around the house and when it hits a wall it turns around and scoots off in a different direction. But it might need to be geared down a little. If a mesh floor was installed no chicken...
    Awesome ideas here. This definitely has merit. My first thought was those cordless vacuum cleaners that scoot around the house and when it hits a wall it turns around and scoots off in a different direction. But it might need to be geared down a...
    Awesome ideas here. This definitely has merit. My first thought was those cordless vacuum cleaners that scoot around the house and when it hits a wall it turns around and scoots off in a...

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  19. Greyyowl

    Explain this......................

    Wow - that's pretty amazing! And, they're not double yolkers? Have you bred any chicks from this particular hen - could the size trait be carried genetically?
    Wow - that's pretty amazing! And, they're not double yolkers? Have you bred any chicks from this particular hen - could the size trait be carried genetically?
    Wow - that's pretty amazing! And, they're not double yolkers? Have you bred any chicks from this particular hen - could the size trait be carried genetically?
    Wow - that's pretty amazing! And, they're not double yolkers? Have you bred any chicks from this particular hen - could the size trait be carried genetically?

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  20. Greyyowl

    Question Buckeye chickens

    I love those Wyandottes (gold and silver) and I've always wanted one. Nearly got one from Heritage hens (Brisbane) once but they were sold out at the time then I just forgot about them...
    I love those Wyandottes (gold and silver) and I've always wanted one. Nearly got one from Heritage hens (Brisbane) once but they were sold out at the time then I just forgot about them...
    I love those Wyandottes (gold and silver) and I've always wanted one. Nearly got one from Heritage hens (Brisbane) once but they were sold out at the time then I just forgot about them...
    I love those Wyandottes (gold and silver) and I've always wanted one. Nearly got one from Heritage hens (Brisbane) once but they were sold out at the time then I just forgot about them...
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  21. mouseinthehouse

    Making Tofu

    Be nice if there were some pics to go with this recipe...
    Be nice if there were some pics to go with this recipe...
    Be nice if there were some pics to go with this recipe...
    Be nice if there were some pics to go with this recipe...
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  22. Mark

    Recommend Showcase your chickens or favourite chook

    Show off your chickens of favourite chook in our Showcase section under chickens. This will make it possible for people to comment and rate (1-5 stars) on your showcase entry. All entries/items in...
    Show off your chickens of favourite chook in our Showcase section under chickens. This will make it possible for people to comment and rate (1-5 stars) on your showcase entry. All entries/items in our Showcase chicken category will get automatically posted into this "Chickens" category also so...
    Show off your chickens of favourite chook in our Showcase section under chickens. This will make it possible for people to comment and rate (1-5 stars) on your showcase entry. All entries/items in our Showcase chicken category will get...
    Show off your chickens of favourite chook in our Showcase section under chickens. This will make it possible for people to comment and rate (1-5 stars) on your showcase entry. All entries/items in...
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  23. stevo

    My Home Brew Journey

    Looks like a nice coldie. :cheers:
    Looks like a nice coldie. :cheers:
    Looks like a nice coldie. :cheers:
    Looks like a nice coldie. :cheers:
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  24. Steve

    Dark Rye Bread

    Ah good advice, thanks Stevo. :crazy: I used to have an elec knife but I never used it (maybe twice) so have no idea where it is now. I like the chunk method, cant go wrong really can it.
    Ah good advice, thanks Stevo. :crazy: I used to have an elec knife but I never used it (maybe twice) so have no idea where it is now. I like the chunk method, cant go wrong really can it.
    Ah good advice, thanks Stevo. :crazy: I used to have an elec knife but I never used it (maybe twice) so have no idea where it is now. I like the chunk method, cant go wrong really can it.
    Ah good advice, thanks Stevo. :crazy: I used to have an elec knife but I never used it (maybe twice) so have no idea where it is now. I like the chunk method, cant go wrong really can it.

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  25. Mark

    How to eat globe artichoke if already opening

    Here is a recipe I learnt from my mum when she used to cook artichokes for my Spanish step father in Darwin. I remembered this recipe from when I was 6 years old because soon after we moved from...
    Here is a recipe I learnt from my mum when she used to cook artichokes for my Spanish step father in Darwin. I remembered this recipe from when I was 6 years old because soon after we moved from Darwin (after living through Cyclone Tracey) they divorced and she never cooked artichoke ever...
    Here is a recipe I learnt from my mum when she used to cook artichokes for my Spanish step father in Darwin. I remembered this recipe from when I was 6 years old because soon after we moved from Darwin (after living through Cyclone Tracey) they...
    Here is a recipe I learnt from my mum when she used to cook artichokes for my Spanish step father in Darwin. I remembered this recipe from when I was 6 years old because soon after we moved from...
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