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. Mark

    Humane Poultry Killer (from Morrigan)

    Ok Great thanks very much ClissAT
    Ok Great thanks very much ClissAT
    Ok Great thanks very much ClissAT
    Ok Great thanks very much ClissAT

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  2. Perry

    Question Egg Tray

    G'day Members, I was hoping to receive a reply to my question. Should I post it in a new section? Cheers Perry
    G'day Members, I was hoping to receive a reply to my question. Should I post it in a new section? Cheers Perry
    G'day Members, I was hoping to receive a reply to my question. Should I post it in a new section? Cheers Perry
    G'day Members, I was hoping to receive a reply to my question. Should I post it in a new section? Cheers Perry

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  3. ClissAT

    Calcium, Phosphorus & pH in Pastures

    Good one :)
    Good one :)
    Good one :)
    Good one :)

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  4. Mark

    Guinea Fowl are great but I wouldn't get any

    I think they are an interesting bird. We aren't on a big enough block to have them otherwise I might consider them. Wonder if they keep possums away.
    I think they are an interesting bird. We aren't on a big enough block to have them otherwise I might consider them. Wonder if they keep possums away.
    I think they are an interesting bird. We aren't on a big enough block to have them otherwise I might consider them. Wonder if they keep possums away.
    I think they are an interesting bird. We aren't on a big enough block to have them otherwise I might consider them. Wonder if they keep possums away.

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  5. Mark

    Building a predator proof chicken run with recycled fallen trees

    Yes be good to have an update :)
    Yes be good to have an update :)
    Yes be good to have an update :)
    Yes be good to have an update :)

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  6. Mariette
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  7. Rholly

    Quail Death

    Hi Rholly, Welcome to the forum! Sorry for your 2 little quail losses...I don't keep quail personally so I'm sure Mark or other quail keepers would have a better idea, but the symptoms you...
    Hi Rholly, Welcome to the forum! Sorry for your 2 little quail losses...I don't keep quail personally so I'm sure Mark or other quail keepers would have a better idea, but the symptoms you describe do sound like coccidiosis. Do you have access to anything like amprolium? Apparently given...
    Hi Rholly, Welcome to the forum! Sorry for your 2 little quail losses...I don't keep quail personally so I'm sure Mark or other quail keepers would have a better idea, but the symptoms you describe do sound like coccidiosis. Do you have access...
    Hi Rholly, Welcome to the forum! Sorry for your 2 little quail losses...I don't keep quail personally so I'm sure Mark or other quail keepers would have a better idea, but the symptoms you...
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  8. Indra

    chicken with lame leg

    Indra: I have a couple of questions for you. One, in their pens do you water pans on the direct ground? If so, chickens are notorious for scratching for worms. If they eat an infected worms. I...
    Indra: I have a couple of questions for you. One, in their pens do you water pans on the direct ground? If so, chickens are notorious for scratching for worms. If they eat an infected worms. I forgot the name of the virus from these earth worms. But, it's fatal death for sure. Ask the forum or a...
    Indra: I have a couple of questions for you. One, in their pens do you water pans on the direct ground? If so, chickens are notorious for scratching for worms. If they eat an infected worms. I forgot the name of the virus from these earth worms....
    Indra: I have a couple of questions for you. One, in their pens do you water pans on the direct ground? If so, chickens are notorious for scratching for worms. If they eat an infected worms. I...

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  9. SmallHiveProject

    The Small Hive Project - build your beehive

    Very interesting concept of having a much smaller volume hive to help the bees help themselves.
    Very interesting concept of having a much smaller volume hive to help the bees help themselves.
    Very interesting concept of having a much smaller volume hive to help the bees help themselves.
    Very interesting concept of having a much smaller volume hive to help the bees help themselves.
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  10. WZPV

    Question Temperatures for quail

    I think it really depends on your setup and how many quail you are raising. If you have quite a few, then as a group they will generate quite a bit of body heat, which will help to warm their...
    I think it really depends on your setup and how many quail you are raising. If you have quite a few, then as a group they will generate quite a bit of body heat, which will help to warm their environment somewhat. Also, the deeper the bedding, the better. Straw is good insulation and they will...
    I think it really depends on your setup and how many quail you are raising. If you have quite a few, then as a group they will generate quite a bit of body heat, which will help to warm their environment somewhat. Also, the deeper the bedding,...
    I think it really depends on your setup and how many quail you are raising. If you have quite a few, then as a group they will generate quite a bit of body heat, which will help to warm their...
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  11. eggcentric

    Adventures in quail keeping

    Sounds like you having lots of fun with all your poultry. Babies are great, but yes, they do require some creativity and extra work to raise and house. Unless of course they are raised by a broody...
    Sounds like you having lots of fun with all your poultry. Babies are great, but yes, they do require some creativity and extra work to raise and house. Unless of course they are raised by a broody hen. ;-)
    Sounds like you having lots of fun with all your poultry. Babies are great, but yes, they do require some creativity and extra work to raise and house. Unless of course they are raised by a broody hen. ;-)
    Sounds like you having lots of fun with all your poultry. Babies are great, but yes, they do require some creativity and extra work to raise and house. Unless of course they are raised by a broody...
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  12. Comfort

    How To Breed/Grow/Raise Red Compost Worms Super Fast

    All very interesting info, Comfort. Thanks for posting it. Definitely food for thought.... or is that food for worms! :) I was interested to note the texture of the castings from the flow through...
    All very interesting info, Comfort. Thanks for posting it. Definitely food for thought.... or is that food for worms! :) I was interested to note the texture of the castings from the flow through bin. Rather like what I get out of my bathtub farm. It has an open plughole under which I placed a...
    All very interesting info, Comfort. Thanks for posting it. Definitely food for thought.... or is that food for worms! :) I was interested to note the texture of the castings from the flow through bin. Rather like what I get out of my bathtub...
    All very interesting info, Comfort. Thanks for posting it. Definitely food for thought.... or is that food for worms! :) I was interested to note the texture of the castings from the flow through...
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  13. Mark

    Rooster Collars to stop crowing what's your thoughts?

    One way to sort out any bullying in the henhouse is to isolate the bully away from the other hens for a week or so. Then put her back in; the group dynamic will be very different.
    One way to sort out any bullying in the henhouse is to isolate the bully away from the other hens for a week or so. Then put her back in; the group dynamic will be very different.
    One way to sort out any bullying in the henhouse is to isolate the bully away from the other hens for a week or so. Then put her back in; the group dynamic will be very different.
    One way to sort out any bullying in the henhouse is to isolate the bully away from the other hens for a week or so. Then put her back in; the group dynamic will be very different.

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  14. DarrenP

    Question Need help with no name Chinese incubator

    A belated update on the incubator. We bought 11 light Sussex eggs, and last Wednesday 6 hatched out. Two others died trying to get out of the eggs, 2 were infertile, and one died in the egg not...
    A belated update on the incubator. We bought 11 light Sussex eggs, and last Wednesday 6 hatched out. Two others died trying to get out of the eggs, 2 were infertile, and one died in the egg not fully formed. I'm pretty stoked with that success rate. Because of the warm (stinking hot) weather, I...
    A belated update on the incubator. We bought 11 light Sussex eggs, and last Wednesday 6 hatched out. Two others died trying to get out of the eggs, 2 were infertile, and one died in the egg not fully formed. I'm pretty stoked with that success...
    A belated update on the incubator. We bought 11 light Sussex eggs, and last Wednesday 6 hatched out. Two others died trying to get out of the eggs, 2 were infertile, and one died in the egg not...
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  15. ClissAT

    Composted Chook food & rio coop construction

    I like the chicken coup, but as you say with better covering than just a tarp. This could be made into a tractor type thing to move around as well.
    I like the chicken coup, but as you say with better covering than just a tarp. This could be made into a tractor type thing to move around as well.
    I like the chicken coup, but as you say with better covering than just a tarp. This could be made into a tractor type thing to move around as well.
    I like the chicken coup, but as you say with better covering than just a tarp. This could be made into a tractor type thing to move around as well.
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  16. Steve

    Lost two chooks

    A good point @Robyn67, I did think of that too and do go for the scout around hoping to find the treasure chest of eggs but alas no. I'm pretty sure they were young, at least 2 of them were....
    A good point @Robyn67, I did think of that too and do go for the scout around hoping to find the treasure chest of eggs but alas no. I'm pretty sure they were young, at least 2 of them were. The other couple I'm not so sure about. The breeder has been selling them at our markets for a while...
    A good point @Robyn67, I did think of that too and do go for the scout around hoping to find the treasure chest of eggs but alas no. I'm pretty sure they were young, at least 2 of them were. The other couple I'm not so sure about. The breeder...
    A good point @Robyn67, I did think of that too and do go for the scout around hoping to find the treasure chest of eggs but alas no. I'm pretty sure they were young, at least 2 of them were....
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  17. Steve

    Question Why does one of my chooks 'cluck' like crazy?

    They can sometimes cluck like crazy when you take their eggs too...
    They can sometimes cluck like crazy when you take their eggs too...
    They can sometimes cluck like crazy when you take their eggs too...
    They can sometimes cluck like crazy when you take their eggs too...
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  18. Robyn67

    Help, Chicken Leg Mites

    Just thought I'd update. I couldn't find neem powder or oil, but could get pesterine and Vaseline. So I've continued with my home made concoction of coconut oil, tea tree oil and veg oil and...
    Just thought I'd update. I couldn't find neem powder or oil, but could get pesterine and Vaseline. So I've continued with my home made concoction of coconut oil, tea tree oil and veg oil and added vaseline to the mix. I've been treating every 2 days with a soak in warm water with vinegar and...
    Just thought I'd update. I couldn't find neem powder or oil, but could get pesterine and Vaseline. So I've continued with my home made concoction of coconut oil, tea tree oil and veg oil and added vaseline to the mix. I've been treating every 2...
    Just thought I'd update. I couldn't find neem powder or oil, but could get pesterine and Vaseline. So I've continued with my home made concoction of coconut oil, tea tree oil and veg oil and...
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  19. eggcentric

    Question Ideas on how to train quail to use a rabbit water bottle?

    Yes, it’s true: No one can know for certain how the various breeds and sub-species developed, but it is generally acknowledged that all the Coturnix types are originally based on the Common quail,...
    Yes, it’s true: No one can know for certain how the various breeds and sub-species developed, but it is generally acknowledged that all the Coturnix types are originally based on the Common quail, Coturnix coturnix, the wild migratory bird of Europe, Asia and Africa. The commercial strains of...
    Yes, it’s true: No one can know for certain how the various breeds and sub-species developed, but it is generally acknowledged that all the Coturnix types are originally based on the Common quail, Coturnix coturnix, the wild migratory bird of...
    Yes, it’s true: No one can know for certain how the various breeds and sub-species developed, but it is generally acknowledged that all the Coturnix types are originally based on the Common quail,...
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  20. ClissAT

    Sommerlad Aussie bred Heritage meat birds

    Here are the links to the alternative free range breed from a breeder on southside of Brisbane. go down the list on left of page to 'table birds' where they list 'gourmet meat chicks' &...
    Here are the links to the alternative free range breed from a breeder on southside of Brisbane. go down the list on left of page to 'table birds' where they list 'gourmet meat chicks' & 'Joyce's Gold Heritage Meat Chickens'. The photo on this page shows a bird that looks very similar to the...
    Here are the links to the alternative free range breed from a breeder on southside of Brisbane. go down the list on left of page to 'table birds' where they list 'gourmet meat chicks' & 'Joyce's Gold Heritage Meat Chickens'. The photo on this...
    Here are the links to the alternative free range breed from a breeder on southside of Brisbane. go down the list on left of page to 'table birds' where they list 'gourmet meat chicks' &...
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  21. littlervheads

    quails not laying :(

    Just wondering, did you acquire them recently? I only ask because two out of three of mine took forever to start laying (in fact, only finally started last week), and I attribute it in part to...
    Just wondering, did you acquire them recently? I only ask because two out of three of mine took forever to start laying (in fact, only finally started last week), and I attribute it in part to them taking awhile to acclimate to new surroundings. Mine were supposedly around eight weeks old when I...
    Just wondering, did you acquire them recently? I only ask because two out of three of mine took forever to start laying (in fact, only finally started last week), and I attribute it in part to them taking awhile to acclimate to new surroundings....
    Just wondering, did you acquire them recently? I only ask because two out of three of mine took forever to start laying (in fact, only finally started last week), and I attribute it in part to...
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  22. ClissAT

    Quail Farmer ABC Landline 15-10-17

    On last weeks Landline TV show there was a segment about a boutique abattoir in southern NSW. One of the farmers who uses that abattoir is a quail farmer, Brendon Sheldrick. His farm setup was...
    On last weeks Landline TV show there was a segment about a boutique abattoir in southern NSW. One of the farmers who uses that abattoir is a quail farmer, Brendon Sheldrick. His farm setup was very interesting & some on this forum may like to see his setup. You can watch this episode...
    On last weeks Landline TV show there was a segment about a boutique abattoir in southern NSW. One of the farmers who uses that abattoir is a quail farmer, Brendon Sheldrick. His farm setup was very interesting & some on this forum may like to see...
    On last weeks Landline TV show there was a segment about a boutique abattoir in southern NSW. One of the farmers who uses that abattoir is a quail farmer, Brendon Sheldrick. His farm setup was...
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  23. Steve

    Are my chooks shy?

    Not too bad Mark. They are getting out more and more. Still not as much as I'd like but without OHP I can't blame them. I will look into setting something up. I also think the cooler and cloudier...
    Not too bad Mark. They are getting out more and more. Still not as much as I'd like but without OHP I can't blame them. I will look into setting something up. I also think the cooler and cloudier weather is making them more adventurous. Sometimes they are inside for ages and then I call them out...
    Not too bad Mark. They are getting out more and more. Still not as much as I'd like but without OHP I can't blame them. I will look into setting something up. I also think the cooler and cloudier weather is making them more adventurous. Sometimes...
    Not too bad Mark. They are getting out more and more. Still not as much as I'd like but without OHP I can't blame them. I will look into setting something up. I also think the cooler and cloudier...

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  24. Mark

    Paralysis tick got my dog - treatment and prevention

    Geez if that works I wish the darned dog next door to me would get 100 tick bites! It's been debarked 3 times already & still barks its head off & still loud enough that I have to turn the tv...
    Geez if that works I wish the darned dog next door to me would get 100 tick bites! It's been debarked 3 times already & still barks its head off & still loud enough that I have to turn the tv up! Of course its not the dogs fault. Its the owners fault for not training the poor thing properly &...
    Geez if that works I wish the darned dog next door to me would get 100 tick bites! It's been debarked 3 times already & still barks its head off & still loud enough that I have to turn the tv up! Of course its not the dogs fault. Its the owners...
    Geez if that works I wish the darned dog next door to me would get 100 tick bites! It's been debarked 3 times already & still barks its head off & still loud enough that I have to turn the tv...
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  25. Steve

    Question Chicken Health

    Sounds like a plan. Very much appreciate the advice. I really had no idea how to look after these ladies... I thought it was a case of how I treat all the ladies in my life....treat 'em mean to...
    Sounds like a plan. Very much appreciate the advice. I really had no idea how to look after these ladies... I thought it was a case of how I treat all the ladies in my life....treat 'em mean to keep 'em keen! :cool: I'm kidding of course. lol
    Sounds like a plan. Very much appreciate the advice. I really had no idea how to look after these ladies... I thought it was a case of how I treat all the ladies in my life....treat 'em mean to keep 'em keen! :cool: I'm kidding of course. lol
    Sounds like a plan. Very much appreciate the advice. I really had no idea how to look after these ladies... I thought it was a case of how I treat all the ladies in my life....treat 'em mean to...
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