Poultry, Domestic Livestock, Pets, & Bees

Caring for and growing animals - includes poultry (chickens, ducks, quail, etc); family pets (dogs, cats, birds, etc); bees, and more!

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  1. Ray Speed

    New Animals

    Awesome day, finished nearly everything 4 paddocks looking great gates and a few little things to go and bham chookies free ranging today eating so many little bugs n things, great to watch
    Awesome day, finished nearly everything 4 paddocks looking great gates and a few little things to go and bham chookies free ranging today eating so many little bugs n things, great to watch
    Awesome day, finished nearly everything 4 paddocks looking great gates and a few little things to go and bham chookies free ranging today eating so many little bugs n things, great to watch
    Awesome day, finished nearly everything 4 paddocks looking great gates and a few little things to go and bham chookies free ranging today eating so many little bugs n things, great to watch

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  2. Wayland.

    Quail advise needed.

    I noticed that my quail usually don't get to being max weight until closure to the 10 week range. Time of year makes a difference as well. Mine bulk up more in the winter since I don't have them...
    I noticed that my quail usually don't get to being max weight until closure to the 10 week range. Time of year makes a difference as well. Mine bulk up more in the winter since I don't have them laying eggs then. Also for aggressive birds, specially when introducing birds to my group, I have a...
    I noticed that my quail usually don't get to being max weight until closure to the 10 week range. Time of year makes a difference as well. Mine bulk up more in the winter since I don't have them laying eggs then. Also for aggressive birds,...
    I noticed that my quail usually don't get to being max weight until closure to the 10 week range. Time of year makes a difference as well. Mine bulk up more in the winter since I don't have them...
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  3. Priccabona

    Chinese incubator help

    Question... Do they have a fuse? Or reset button? I had a power surge, now the only light that comes on is in the power button... It did it once before, and it started working again. ? Maybe a...
    Question... Do they have a fuse? Or reset button? I had a power surge, now the only light that comes on is in the power button... It did it once before, and it started working again. ? Maybe a short? Hoping I didn't fry it this time. On another note... I ordered one several years ago, msg the...
    Question... Do they have a fuse? Or reset button? I had a power surge, now the only light that comes on is in the power button... It did it once before, and it started working again. ? Maybe a short? Hoping I didn't fry it this time. On another...
    Question... Do they have a fuse? Or reset button? I had a power surge, now the only light that comes on is in the power button... It did it once before, and it started working again. ? Maybe a...
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  4. Sigrun

    Question Quail keeping

    Hi hi everybody I have had quails for about 6 years now and love those birds. And the eggs are fantastic. Im trying to have some kind of free range, 8 m2. Lots of stuff, nesting playses and to...
    Hi hi everybody I have had quails for about 6 years now and love those birds. And the eggs are fantastic. Im trying to have some kind of free range, 8 m2. Lots of stuff, nesting playses and to hide and play with. Have 2 questions: i need tags on them, the 1 cm clip on is a bit big on most of...
    Hi hi everybody I have had quails for about 6 years now and love those birds. And the eggs are fantastic. Im trying to have some kind of free range, 8 m2. Lots of stuff, nesting playses and to hide and play with. Have 2 questions: i need tags on...
    Hi hi everybody I have had quails for about 6 years now and love those birds. And the eggs are fantastic. Im trying to have some kind of free range, 8 m2. Lots of stuff, nesting playses and to...
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  5. Letsgokate

    Native Stingless Bees

    we have 3 hives they are awesome little critters
    we have 3 hives they are awesome little critters
    we have 3 hives they are awesome little critters
    we have 3 hives they are awesome little critters
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  6. SmallHiveProject

    The Small Hive Project - build your beehive

    I would love to have a hive here but the seasons are so fickle the bees all but starve in the dry season. Its just not fair on the bees to have a hive here when they will suffer so much in the dry...
    I would love to have a hive here but the seasons are so fickle the bees all but starve in the dry season. Its just not fair on the bees to have a hive here when they will suffer so much in the dry season. There are some wild tree hives which work for me in my garden. But I have to let half the...
    I would love to have a hive here but the seasons are so fickle the bees all but starve in the dry season. Its just not fair on the bees to have a hive here when they will suffer so much in the dry season. There are some wild tree hives which work...
    I would love to have a hive here but the seasons are so fickle the bees all but starve in the dry season. Its just not fair on the bees to have a hive here when they will suffer so much in the dry...
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  7. Wayland.

    Modern Bee Keeping.

    It is getting near the end of the season here in Ireland, just the Ivy to crop then we will be shutting down for the winter. I need to add another super just incase the Ivy crops well so I need to...
    It is getting near the end of the season here in Ireland, just the Ivy to crop then we will be shutting down for the winter. I need to add another super just incase the Ivy crops well so I need to get some more frames etc. I see that the new "Top Bar" hives are getting popular and was wondering...
    It is getting near the end of the season here in Ireland, just the Ivy to crop then we will be shutting down for the winter. I need to add another super just incase the Ivy crops well so I need to get some more frames etc. I see that the new "Top...
    It is getting near the end of the season here in Ireland, just the Ivy to crop then we will be shutting down for the winter. I need to add another super just incase the Ivy crops well so I need to...
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  8. Bamboochicken

    Poultry show

    BBC, the little chickie on black hens back is very cute! :goinghome:
    BBC, the little chickie on black hens back is very cute! :goinghome:
    BBC, the little chickie on black hens back is very cute! :goinghome:
    BBC, the little chickie on black hens back is very cute! :goinghome:

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  9. Bamboochicken

    Poultry show

    Post them on here.
    Post them on here.
    Post them on here.
    Post them on here.

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  10. Owlonthewing

    Quails

    Many thanks for the interesting ideas. Leaf mulch sounds good. Cheers.
    Many thanks for the interesting ideas. Leaf mulch sounds good. Cheers.
    Many thanks for the interesting ideas. Leaf mulch sounds good. Cheers.
    Many thanks for the interesting ideas. Leaf mulch sounds good. Cheers.

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  11. Mark

    Got him! Fox that was attacking my chickens & ducks

    We have had fox problems continually for the past six years or so. I have even lost a pet dog who took on a fox and died from blood poisoning from a bite to her face. My chook pen now looks like...
    We have had fox problems continually for the past six years or so. I have even lost a pet dog who took on a fox and died from blood poisoning from a bite to her face. My chook pen now looks like colditz. We have a six foot chain link fence buried a foot and two strands of electric wire over the...
    We have had fox problems continually for the past six years or so. I have even lost a pet dog who took on a fox and died from blood poisoning from a bite to her face. My chook pen now looks like colditz. We have a six foot chain link fence buried...
    We have had fox problems continually for the past six years or so. I have even lost a pet dog who took on a fox and died from blood poisoning from a bite to her face. My chook pen now looks like...

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  12. Carmeldes

    Learning about Khaki Campbells

    Thanks ClissAT, yes I realise now that I should have closed her cage. Haven't seen goannas around for ages!
    Thanks ClissAT, yes I realise now that I should have closed her cage. Haven't seen goannas around for ages!
    Thanks ClissAT, yes I realise now that I should have closed her cage. Haven't seen goannas around for ages!
    Thanks ClissAT, yes I realise now that I should have closed her cage. Haven't seen goannas around for ages!
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  13. Owlonthewing

    Help!!! Magpies traumatising the chooks.

    We had issues with the maggies as well when we had chooks. Also had snake issues so we built a fully enclosed snake proof pen. Solved all issues. My dog will also chase the maggies and they do fly...
    We had issues with the maggies as well when we had chooks. Also had snake issues so we built a fully enclosed snake proof pen. Solved all issues. My dog will also chase the maggies and they do fly off but not far. They really aren't that bothered with her now. I've seen her lying in the sun...
    We had issues with the maggies as well when we had chooks. Also had snake issues so we built a fully enclosed snake proof pen. Solved all issues. My dog will also chase the maggies and they do fly off but not far. They really aren't that bothered...
    We had issues with the maggies as well when we had chooks. Also had snake issues so we built a fully enclosed snake proof pen. Solved all issues. My dog will also chase the maggies and they do fly...
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  14. ClissAT

    Very Simple (free) all weather chook feeder

    Spot on thinking Letsgo, I didn't even think of that benefit!:thumbsup: In the video you can see the one dominant chook gets first crack but then she quickly fills up or looses interest & wanders off...
    Spot on thinking Letsgo, I didn't even think of that benefit!:thumbsup: In the video you can see the one dominant chook gets first crack but then she quickly fills up or looses interest & wanders off allowing the lesser hens to have a go too. I think I will try this bucket concept when I get more chooks...
    Spot on thinking Letsgo, I didn't even think of that benefit!:thumbsup: In the video you can see the one dominant chook gets first crack but then she quickly fills up or looses interest & wanders off allowing the lesser hens to have a go too. I think I...
    Spot on thinking Letsgo, I didn't even think of that benefit!:thumbsup: In the video you can see the one dominant chook gets first crack but then she quickly fills up or looses interest & wanders off...
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  15. Bamboochicken

    New chickens

    Hi everyone i have just got some new chickens they are pekin bantams i will post some pics
    Hi everyone i have just got some new chickens they are pekin bantams i will post some pics
    Hi everyone i have just got some new chickens they are pekin bantams i will post some pics
    Hi everyone i have just got some new chickens they are pekin bantams i will post some pics

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  16. Bamboochicken

    Can't find my hen

    I've found her:idea::idea::feedchooks::nuts:
    I've found her:idea::idea::feedchooks::nuts:
    I've found her:idea::idea::feedchooks::nuts:
    I've found her:idea::idea::feedchooks::nuts:
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  17. Philip Adamson

    New Quail Babies

    Just got some new quail, less than a week old and they will be hopefully the start of some self sufficiency!
    Just got some new quail, less than a week old and they will be hopefully the start of some self sufficiency!
    Just got some new quail, less than a week old and they will be hopefully the start of some self sufficiency!
    Just got some new quail, less than a week old and they will be hopefully the start of some self sufficiency!

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  18. Bamboochicken

    Photos of eggs

    Hi everyone if anyone has got any pics of birds eggs or nests that you don't mind sharing please post them here
    Hi everyone if anyone has got any pics of birds eggs or nests that you don't mind sharing please post them here
    Hi everyone if anyone has got any pics of birds eggs or nests that you don't mind sharing please post them here
    Hi everyone if anyone has got any pics of birds eggs or nests that you don't mind sharing please post them here

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  19. Bamboochicken

    My chickens

    Hello everyone these are some of my chickens :feedchooks::feedchooks::feedchooks:
    Hello everyone these are some of my chickens :feedchooks::feedchooks::feedchooks:
    Hello everyone these are some of my chickens :feedchooks::feedchooks::feedchooks:
    Hello everyone these are some of my chickens :feedchooks::feedchooks::feedchooks:

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  20. Bamboochicken

    Question Brody hen

    I think the only reason he killed spekal was because she was so small the broody hen (named snow ball) pecks the dog so I think the chicks will be alright
    I think the only reason he killed spekal was because she was so small the broody hen (named snow ball) pecks the dog so I think the chicks will be alright
    I think the only reason he killed spekal was because she was so small the broody hen (named snow ball) pecks the dog so I think the chicks will be alright
    I think the only reason he killed spekal was because she was so small the broody hen (named snow ball) pecks the dog so I think the chicks will be alright
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  21. Bamboochicken

    Chicken Passed away

    Yes my sister named her my dog called Rusty killed her it wasn't his fault.
    Yes my sister named her my dog called Rusty killed her it wasn't his fault.
    Yes my sister named her my dog called Rusty killed her it wasn't his fault.
    Yes my sister named her my dog called Rusty killed her it wasn't his fault.

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  22. Boris

    Gosling hatchlings for orchard

    T There beautiful have you still got some?
    T There beautiful have you still got some?
    T There beautiful have you still got some?
    T There beautiful have you still got some?

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  23. Bamboochicken

    New dog

    She is a little daisy :yahoo::yahoo:
    She is a little daisy :yahoo::yahoo:
    She is a little daisy :yahoo::yahoo:
    She is a little daisy :yahoo::yahoo:

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  24. Bamboochicken

    Question Broody hen

    Hello everyone I have a chicken that is sitting on a nest but won't lay any eggs the cockerel has mated with her I wondered if I should buy her fertilized eggs?
    Hello everyone I have a chicken that is sitting on a nest but won't lay any eggs the cockerel has mated with her I wondered if I should buy her fertilized eggs?
    Hello everyone I have a chicken that is sitting on a nest but won't lay any eggs the cockerel has mated with her I wondered if I should buy her fertilized eggs?
    Hello everyone I have a chicken that is sitting on a nest but won't lay any eggs the cockerel has mated with her I wondered if I should buy her fertilized eggs?
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  25. Bamboochicken

    Rusty

    Very cute
    Very cute
    Very cute
    Very cute

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