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. OrganicDisposalInitiative

    Question Quails?

    Cheers for the advice. I have a brief understanding of quails in terms of the ones you keep with budgies as my Nan and Pa used to always have them and breed quite a bit of them and my Nan...
    Cheers for the advice. I have a brief understanding of quails in terms of the ones you keep with budgies as my Nan and Pa used to always have them and breed quite a bit of them and my Nan continues to to do it with canaries to this day, but besides that it's all new to me. Chickens I am OK with...
    Cheers for the advice. I have a brief understanding of quails in terms of the ones you keep with budgies as my Nan and Pa used to always have them and breed quite a bit of them and my Nan continues to to do it with canaries to this day, but...
    Cheers for the advice. I have a brief understanding of quails in terms of the ones you keep with budgies as my Nan and Pa used to always have them and breed quite a bit of them and my Nan...

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  2. Lucas

    Khaki Campbell Ducks

    I have some young mascovy ducks if your interested in south west VIC. They are quieter then normal ducks and they are prolific layers you get an egg a day easy from them and are fantastic mothers...
    I have some young mascovy ducks if your interested in south west VIC. They are quieter then normal ducks and they are prolific layers you get an egg a day easy from them and are fantastic mothers and great meat birds too. Message me if your interested.
    I have some young mascovy ducks if your interested in south west VIC. They are quieter then normal ducks and they are prolific layers you get an egg a day easy from them and are fantastic mothers and great meat birds too. Message me if your...
    I have some young mascovy ducks if your interested in south west VIC. They are quieter then normal ducks and they are prolific layers you get an egg a day easy from them and are fantastic mothers...
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  3. Momto6kiddos

    I can't get feed for my Quail

    The protein that they use in the quail food is just meat meal or fish meal which is made from the leftover bits of fish, cows, pigs and other animals (NOT poultry) ground up and dried so you could...
    The protein that they use in the quail food is just meat meal or fish meal which is made from the leftover bits of fish, cows, pigs and other animals (NOT poultry) ground up and dried so you could just supplement some grain with some chopped up mince or something like that maybe if you are...
    The protein that they use in the quail food is just meat meal or fish meal which is made from the leftover bits of fish, cows, pigs and other animals (NOT poultry) ground up and dried so you could just supplement some grain with some chopped up...
    The protein that they use in the quail food is just meat meal or fish meal which is made from the leftover bits of fish, cows, pigs and other animals (NOT poultry) ground up and dried so you could...
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  4. Karla

    Survived winter

    This spring is the start of my second year so felt great they all made it. I know I have a couple I will have to watch to keep from swarming.
    This spring is the start of my second year so felt great they all made it. I know I have a couple I will have to watch to keep from swarming.
    This spring is the start of my second year so felt great they all made it. I know I have a couple I will have to watch to keep from swarming.
    This spring is the start of my second year so felt great they all made it. I know I have a couple I will have to watch to keep from swarming.
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  5. Ray Speed

    Honey Bee's

    really keen to see how these guys go, they were heavy as when we moved them and have been in full production mode since then so will BEE interesting
    really keen to see how these guys go, they were heavy as when we moved them and have been in full production mode since then so will BEE interesting
    really keen to see how these guys go, they were heavy as when we moved them and have been in full production mode since then so will BEE interesting
    really keen to see how these guys go, they were heavy as when we moved them and have been in full production mode since then so will BEE interesting
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  6. Ray Speed

    Brahma weeding and clean up crew

    They are doing a Stirling job on the weeds Ray we could probably use about 500 to get our weeds under control the place is a mess at the moment spending a lot of time on the orchard so other areas...
    They are doing a Stirling job on the weeds Ray we could probably use about 500 to get our weeds under control the place is a mess at the moment spending a lot of time on the orchard so other areas are getting neglected. Dave
    They are doing a Stirling job on the weeds Ray we could probably use about 500 to get our weeds under control the place is a mess at the moment spending a lot of time on the orchard so other areas are getting neglected. Dave
    They are doing a Stirling job on the weeds Ray we could probably use about 500 to get our weeds under control the place is a mess at the moment spending a lot of time on the orchard so other areas...
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  7. Ray Speed

    Baby Brahma's (Next generation)

    thats the plan mate, we will keep 6 girls out of this lots, the boys will be culled, we have sold a few of our older gals and rotate between them
    thats the plan mate, we will keep 6 girls out of this lots, the boys will be culled, we have sold a few of our older gals and rotate between them
    thats the plan mate, we will keep 6 girls out of this lots, the boys will be culled, we have sold a few of our older gals and rotate between them
    thats the plan mate, we will keep 6 girls out of this lots, the boys will be culled, we have sold a few of our older gals and rotate between them

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  8. Tamitha Ratliff

    Question Llamas: Pros and Cons?

    They make great guards for sheep especially if you have town dogs hassling your herd. Also they are very edible when young too and not much more complicated that sheep to process
    They make great guards for sheep especially if you have town dogs hassling your herd. Also they are very edible when young too and not much more complicated that sheep to process
    They make great guards for sheep especially if you have town dogs hassling your herd. Also they are very edible when young too and not much more complicated that sheep to process
    They make great guards for sheep especially if you have town dogs hassling your herd. Also they are very edible when young too and not much more complicated that sheep to process

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  9. MichaelSchonefeld

    Brooding box

    Thank you!
    Thank you!
    Thank you!
    Thank you!
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  10. Jake Jeffries
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    Unexpected hive split

    Sometimes when a hive swarms they stay close a short while before flying off. This happened to me. Check for a queen. A great site to learn about bees is Kaymon Reynolds, Tennessee Bees.
    Sometimes when a hive swarms they stay close a short while before flying off. This happened to me. Check for a queen. A great site to learn about bees is Kaymon Reynolds, Tennessee Bees.
    Sometimes when a hive swarms they stay close a short while before flying off. This happened to me. Check for a queen. A great site to learn about bees is Kaymon Reynolds, Tennessee Bees.
    Sometimes when a hive swarms they stay close a short while before flying off. This happened to me. Check for a queen. A great site to learn about bees is Kaymon Reynolds, Tennessee Bees.

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  11. Jake Jeffries

    My first bees

    nice work always exciting
    nice work always exciting
    nice work always exciting
    nice work always exciting

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  12. taisla97

    Show me your pets (please)

    more wets
    more wets
    more wets
    more wets

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  13. Ray Speed
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    The girls are starting to pump,

    Babies are coming around 12 out of this batch lol
    Babies are coming around 12 out of this batch lol
    Babies are coming around 12 out of this batch lol
    Babies are coming around 12 out of this batch lol
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  14. CraftyTera

    Searching for eggs daily

    Thanks. I will try the "not out until noon" thing. I've covered most of the others. I have high and low nest boxes, 5 for 9 hens so there shouldn't be much waiting. I replace the hay in the boxes...
    Thanks. I will try the "not out until noon" thing. I've covered most of the others. I have high and low nest boxes, 5 for 9 hens so there shouldn't be much waiting. I replace the hay in the boxes frequently. Most are fairly dark and high enough not to touch their tails. I don't have any nest...
    Thanks. I will try the "not out until noon" thing. I've covered most of the others. I have high and low nest boxes, 5 for 9 hens so there shouldn't be much waiting. I replace the hay in the boxes frequently. Most are fairly dark and high enough...
    Thanks. I will try the "not out until noon" thing. I've covered most of the others. I have high and low nest boxes, 5 for 9 hens so there shouldn't be much waiting. I replace the hay in the boxes...
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  15. Isobel Lewis
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    Chicken Breeds

    Thank you Karla!
    Thank you Karla!
    Thank you Karla!
    Thank you Karla!
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  16. Robbie

    The things you find

    You'll get odd eggs time to time. Mine will pop out the odd one after going broody when they start laying again or a new layer will have a few like this. The weird ones are from a new layer that...
    You'll get odd eggs time to time. Mine will pop out the odd one after going broody when they start laying again or a new layer will have a few like this. The weird ones are from a new layer that have no shell at all.
    You'll get odd eggs time to time. Mine will pop out the odd one after going broody when they start laying again or a new layer will have a few like this. The weird ones are from a new layer that have no shell at all.
    You'll get odd eggs time to time. Mine will pop out the odd one after going broody when they start laying again or a new layer will have a few like this. The weird ones are from a new layer that...

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  17. JPAT

    Butchering a chicken

    According to backyardchickens.com you should rest it 48 hours in the refrigerator before freezing. No brine needed.
    According to backyardchickens.com you should rest it 48 hours in the refrigerator before freezing. No brine needed.
    According to backyardchickens.com you should rest it 48 hours in the refrigerator before freezing. No brine needed.
    According to backyardchickens.com you should rest it 48 hours in the refrigerator before freezing. No brine needed.
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  18. RobinsSea

    Chooks by the Sea

    Looks awesome and yes some very happy chooks.
    Looks awesome and yes some very happy chooks.
    Looks awesome and yes some very happy chooks.
    Looks awesome and yes some very happy chooks.

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  19. William Welch

    Question 8 Frame vs. 10 Frame ( Bee Boxes )

    I ordered one made just last night. Excited to get it in and set up. I didn’t use horizontal to describe it because I was concerned some may have thought I was talking about a horizontal deep...
    I ordered one made just last night. Excited to get it in and set up. I didn’t use horizontal to describe it because I was concerned some may have thought I was talking about a horizontal deep hive and not one that uses 9 3/4 “ frames like we use in a Langstroth. Thanks for the feed back. I...
    I ordered one made just last night. Excited to get it in and set up. I didn’t use horizontal to describe it because I was concerned some may have thought I was talking about a horizontal deep hive and not one that uses 9 3/4 “ frames like we use...
    I ordered one made just last night. Excited to get it in and set up. I didn’t use horizontal to describe it because I was concerned some may have thought I was talking about a horizontal deep...
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  20. Joan Denoo

    Recommend Test chickens' preference cage or free range

    Like is this a trick question, think it’s obvious they would prefer to free range. Who would like to be locked in a cage all day. If they can’t be let out to free range due to space or predators...
    Like is this a trick question, think it’s obvious they would prefer to free range. Who would like to be locked in a cage all day. If they can’t be let out to free range due to space or predators then a coop with a good run attached is also a good option.
    Like is this a trick question, think it’s obvious they would prefer to free range. Who would like to be locked in a cage all day. If they can’t be let out to free range due to space or predators then a coop with a good run attached is also a good...
    Like is this a trick question, think it’s obvious they would prefer to free range. Who would like to be locked in a cage all day. If they can’t be let out to free range due to space or predators...
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  21. Letsgokate

    Cups or nipples

    Hey, I first brought nipples as I had a coop with Muscovy ducks and chickens, they ensured that there was always a clean water source in the pen. The ducks were very messy with the water tubs. ...
    Hey, I first brought nipples as I had a coop with Muscovy ducks and chickens, they ensured that there was always a clean water source in the pen. The ducks were very messy with the water tubs. I currently use the cups on my quail cage, it is hooked up to a 4L bottle that has been painted out...
    Hey, I first brought nipples as I had a coop with Muscovy ducks and chickens, they ensured that there was always a clean water source in the pen. The ducks were very messy with the water tubs. I currently use the cups on my quail cage, it is...
    Hey, I first brought nipples as I had a coop with Muscovy ducks and chickens, they ensured that there was always a clean water source in the pen. The ducks were very messy with the water tubs. ...

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  22. Ray Speed

    Two new hives on the property

    will dooooooooooooooooooo
    will dooooooooooooooooooo
    will dooooooooooooooooooo
    will dooooooooooooooooooo
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  23. William Welch

    Russian Queens (bees)

    I took the course but I haven't set up any hives yet. The bees had a very bad year here when I took it. Some very experienced keepers lost 80% of their hives. That scared me enough to hold off. ...
    I took the course but I haven't set up any hives yet. The bees had a very bad year here when I took it. Some very experienced keepers lost 80% of their hives. That scared me enough to hold off. Things looked up some last year, so I'll probably start beekeeping next spring.
    I took the course but I haven't set up any hives yet. The bees had a very bad year here when I took it. Some very experienced keepers lost 80% of their hives. That scared me enough to hold off. Things looked up some last year, so I'll probably...
    I took the course but I haven't set up any hives yet. The bees had a very bad year here when I took it. Some very experienced keepers lost 80% of their hives. That scared me enough to hold off. ...
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  24. Robbie

    Firtile rooster or not

    My wife posted this message smh when we where younger i was molting and still had kids the only difference is the rooster grow its feathers back my hair didn't.
    My wife posted this message smh when we where younger i was molting and still had kids the only difference is the rooster grow its feathers back my hair didn't.
    My wife posted this message smh when we where younger i was molting and still had kids the only difference is the rooster grow its feathers back my hair didn't.
    My wife posted this message smh when we where younger i was molting and still had kids the only difference is the rooster grow its feathers back my hair didn't.
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  25. Rachel

    What predator does this?

    Hello there! I am also in the hawkesbury, Kurrajong. thank goodness for the rain. its hard enough growing here :) what i find around here that takes the heads of birds, (depending on how big you...
    Hello there! I am also in the hawkesbury, Kurrajong. thank goodness for the rain. its hard enough growing here :) what i find around here that takes the heads of birds, (depending on how big you pigeon are) Is butcher birds. they harras the cage until a finch, budgie, small pigeon or dove hits the...
    Hello there! I am also in the hawkesbury, Kurrajong. thank goodness for the rain. its hard enough growing here :) what i find around here that takes the heads of birds, (depending on how big you pigeon are) Is butcher birds. they harras the cage...
    Hello there! I am also in the hawkesbury, Kurrajong. thank goodness for the rain. its hard enough growing here :) what i find around here that takes the heads of birds, (depending on how big you...
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