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

    Brahma Babies

    Well apart from supplying meat and eggs, the Brahma flock is pumping out the babies These are the next generation coming up :) so so cute
    Well apart from supplying meat and eggs, the Brahma flock is pumping out the babies These are the next generation coming up :) so so cute
    Well apart from supplying meat and eggs, the Brahma flock is pumping out the babies These are the next generation coming up :) so so cute
    Well apart from supplying meat and eggs, the Brahma flock is pumping out the babies These are the next generation coming up :) so so cute
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  2. Mark

    How to stop chicken eating her own eggs?

    Get one of those fake dummy eggs and drop it into the flock. They all go to check it out and find it is something they can't eat. Do this a few times here and there over time to reinforce the...
    Get one of those fake dummy eggs and drop it into the flock. They all go to check it out and find it is something they can't eat. Do this a few times here and there over time to reinforce the idea. I found this worked for me.
    Get one of those fake dummy eggs and drop it into the flock. They all go to check it out and find it is something they can't eat. Do this a few times here and there over time to reinforce the idea. I found this worked for me.
    Get one of those fake dummy eggs and drop it into the flock. They all go to check it out and find it is something they can't eat. Do this a few times here and there over time to reinforce the...
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  3. Ray Speed

    The girls are starting to pump,

    we are just waiting for our blue to come :)
    we are just waiting for our blue to come :)
    we are just waiting for our blue to come :)
    we are just waiting for our blue to come :)
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  4. stevo

    Native Bees & Splitting Native Bee Hives

    Hi Rob, check this out. But I don't know the exact wire width.
    Hi Rob, check this out. But I don't know the exact wire width.
    Hi Rob, check this out. But I don't know the exact wire width.
    Hi Rob, check this out. But I don't know the exact wire width.

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  5. Mel b.

    Question Incubator JN4-48

    Hi, I'm new to this site, so sorry if this has already been covered. I just got an incubator JN4-48. I have been searching on line for the instruction manual. So far I have not been able to find...
    Hi, I'm new to this site, so sorry if this has already been covered. I just got an incubator JN4-48. I have been searching on line for the instruction manual. So far I have not been able to find it. Can anyone help? Many thanks.
    Hi, I'm new to this site, so sorry if this has already been covered. I just got an incubator JN4-48. I have been searching on line for the instruction manual. So far I have not been able to find it. Can anyone help? Many thanks.
    Hi, I'm new to this site, so sorry if this has already been covered. I just got an incubator JN4-48. I have been searching on line for the instruction manual. So far I have not been able to find...
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  6. stevo

    Question Do Jumbo Quail, or similar Quail make much noise?

    Can you have more than 5 females to one male? and would that ratio be enough for a suburban back yard ... for like 2 people?
    Can you have more than 5 females to one male? and would that ratio be enough for a suburban back yard ... for like 2 people?
    Can you have more than 5 females to one male? and would that ratio be enough for a suburban back yard ... for like 2 people?
    Can you have more than 5 females to one male? and would that ratio be enough for a suburban back yard ... for like 2 people?
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  7. Wayland.

    Modern Bee Keeping.

    Thanks for the link! They do look nice. I'll have to try one in the years to come. See if they can survive our winters. Marty
    Thanks for the link! They do look nice. I'll have to try one in the years to come. See if they can survive our winters. Marty
    Thanks for the link! They do look nice. I'll have to try one in the years to come. See if they can survive our winters. Marty
    Thanks for the link! They do look nice. I'll have to try one in the years to come. See if they can survive our winters. Marty
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  8. ClissAT

    Kenyan Top Bar bee hives

    This wiki info about top bar hives is quite informative.
    This wiki info about top bar hives is quite informative.
    This wiki info about top bar hives is quite informative.
    This wiki info about top bar hives is quite informative.

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  9. MariaGatti

    Black soldier fly small farm

    Hi Maria and welcome. Well having a soldier fly farm is certainly different although not unheard of because they do a fine job of helping with wet compost. As for controlling their development...
    Hi Maria and welcome. Well having a soldier fly farm is certainly different although not unheard of because they do a fine job of helping with wet compost. As for controlling their development stages, I think only trial and error will help you there. They grow and breed really well in wet...
    Hi Maria and welcome. Well having a soldier fly farm is certainly different although not unheard of because they do a fine job of helping with wet compost. As for controlling their development stages, I think only trial and error will help you...
    Hi Maria and welcome. Well having a soldier fly farm is certainly different although not unheard of because they do a fine job of helping with wet compost. As for controlling their development...
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  10. Mariette

    Incubator Chinese No name JN 48 Manual

    I got one of the 48 egg turners for Christmas and am just now going to use it. I think my temp and humidity are fine, but it does not look like my egg turner is working. Is this a quick and...
    I got one of the 48 egg turners for Christmas and am just now going to use it. I think my temp and humidity are fine, but it does not look like my egg turner is working. Is this a quick and obvious motion, or is this a very slow turning process that I would notice it at exactly the 2 hour...
    I got one of the 48 egg turners for Christmas and am just now going to use it. I think my temp and humidity are fine, but it does not look like my egg turner is working. Is this a quick and obvious motion, or is this a very slow turning process...
    I got one of the 48 egg turners for Christmas and am just now going to use it. I think my temp and humidity are fine, but it does not look like my egg turner is working. Is this a quick and...

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  11. Ray Speed

    22 New Brahma Chooks

    Hey MArk indeed they are a large breed, they will be our meat birds as we move forward, we are lucky to have a close friend that breeds heritage chooks and she spins off all her unwanted roosters,...
    Hey MArk indeed they are a large breed, they will be our meat birds as we move forward, we are lucky to have a close friend that breeds heritage chooks and she spins off all her unwanted roosters, so currently there are 13 wheatons in with the Brahma flock fattening up :)
    Hey MArk indeed they are a large breed, they will be our meat birds as we move forward, we are lucky to have a close friend that breeds heritage chooks and she spins off all her unwanted roosters, so currently there are 13 wheatons in with the...
    Hey MArk indeed they are a large breed, they will be our meat birds as we move forward, we are lucky to have a close friend that breeds heritage chooks and she spins off all her unwanted roosters,...
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  12. Alma Jean

    Question How to build a 4 yard rotation natural habit for quail

    Hi @Alma Jean and thanks for joining SSC. I think this is an excellent idea! I love the concept of a rotational pen system and it's something that could be also done for other poultry like...
    Hi @Alma Jean and thanks for joining SSC. I think this is an excellent idea! I love the concept of a rotational pen system and it's something that could be also done for other poultry like chickens but on a larger scale of course. I could even retrofit my existing quail pen quite easily to...
    Hi @Alma Jean and thanks for joining SSC. I think this is an excellent idea! I love the concept of a rotational pen system and it's something that could be also done for other poultry like chickens but on a larger scale of course. I could even...
    Hi @Alma Jean and thanks for joining SSC. I think this is an excellent idea! I love the concept of a rotational pen system and it's something that could be also done for other poultry like...

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  13. Ray Speed

    16 new girls today!!!!!!!!!!!!

    we have a brahma flock and a few larger breeds and between them and the goats they are poop machines, every week we are adding to the beds some great fertilizer :) so we are seriously into our...
    we have a brahma flock and a few larger breeds and between them and the goats they are poop machines, every week we are adding to the beds some great fertilizer :) so we are seriously into our ****e as well lol
    we have a brahma flock and a few larger breeds and between them and the goats they are poop machines, every week we are adding to the beds some great fertilizer :) so we are seriously into our ****e as well lol
    we have a brahma flock and a few larger breeds and between them and the goats they are poop machines, every week we are adding to the beds some great fertilizer :) so we are seriously into our...
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  14. Ray Speed

    New French Feathered Leg Cuckoo Maran Rooster and others

    The New boy is a French Cuckoo Maran rooster, not a Plymouth ROck, they do look similar :) the other feathered ones are Brahma (Is that the video with the 2 Vorwerks)? if so yes Brahma, and boys and...
    The New boy is a French Cuckoo Maran rooster, not a Plymouth ROck, they do look similar :) the other feathered ones are Brahma (Is that the video with the 2 Vorwerks)? if so yes Brahma, and boys and girls, they are primarily our meat chooks, we have 30 hens with 3 roosters in the top paddock and...
    The New boy is a French Cuckoo Maran rooster, not a Plymouth ROck, they do look similar :) the other feathered ones are Brahma (Is that the video with the 2 Vorwerks)? if so yes Brahma, and boys and girls, they are primarily our meat chooks, we...
    The New boy is a French Cuckoo Maran rooster, not a Plymouth ROck, they do look similar :) the other feathered ones are Brahma (Is that the video with the 2 Vorwerks)? if so yes Brahma, and boys and...
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  15. Ray Speed

    Few Pet videos

    we do like a mixed bag, they are very peaceful, after a day at work love sitting in front of these
    we do like a mixed bag, they are very peaceful, after a day at work love sitting in front of these
    we do like a mixed bag, they are very peaceful, after a day at work love sitting in front of these
    we do like a mixed bag, they are very peaceful, after a day at work love sitting in front of these
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  16. CaityCait

    Disinfecting eggs before incubation - does anyone do this?

    Can't speak from any sort of experience, but if they aren't disinfected when naturally incubated then it can't be crucial. The egg shells are somewhat permeable (that's how the baby chick can...
    Can't speak from any sort of experience, but if they aren't disinfected when naturally incubated then it can't be crucial. The egg shells are somewhat permeable (that's how the baby chick can breathe) so you'd have to be careful to disinfect it with something that won't harm the embryo. If the...
    Can't speak from any sort of experience, but if they aren't disinfected when naturally incubated then it can't be crucial. The egg shells are somewhat permeable (that's how the baby chick can breathe) so you'd have to be careful to disinfect it...
    Can't speak from any sort of experience, but if they aren't disinfected when naturally incubated then it can't be crucial. The egg shells are somewhat permeable (that's how the baby chick can...
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  17. Priccabona

    Chinese incubator help

    It sounds like a unit power failure to me - sorry to state the obvious - and I don't know if they do have a fuse etc it's been a long time since I took ours to the dump...
    It sounds like a unit power failure to me - sorry to state the obvious - and I don't know if they do have a fuse etc it's been a long time since I took ours to the dump...
    It sounds like a unit power failure to me - sorry to state the obvious - and I don't know if they do have a fuse etc it's been a long time since I took ours to the dump...
    It sounds like a unit power failure to me - sorry to state the obvious - and I don't know if they do have a fuse etc it's been a long time since I took ours to the dump...
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  18. Ray Speed

    New Animals

    they are the best, absolutely loving them
    they are the best, absolutely loving them
    they are the best, absolutely loving them
    they are the best, absolutely loving them

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  19. ClissAT

    $2 per dozen eggs!

    :D. You are quite right there, Andrew! At least with the new Pikr, RAPD, TaqMan type genetic maker processes the male eggs are more easily sorted out prehatch rather than post hatch. Not all...
    :D. You are quite right there, Andrew! At least with the new Pikr, RAPD, TaqMan type genetic maker processes the male eggs are more easily sorted out prehatch rather than post hatch. Not all hatcheries are using these genetic improvements and need to be forced to lift their game or close shop....
    :D. You are quite right there, Andrew! At least with the new Pikr, RAPD, TaqMan type genetic maker processes the male eggs are more easily sorted out prehatch rather than post hatch. Not all hatcheries are using these genetic improvements and...
    :D. You are quite right there, Andrew! At least with the new Pikr, RAPD, TaqMan type genetic maker processes the male eggs are more easily sorted out prehatch rather than post hatch. Not all...
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  20. ClissAT

    Chemical spray concerns for bees

    I'm amazed that humans have made it this far, we seem determined to self destruct! How to the people developing this crap sleep at night? Farming has gone so wrong, each development is another...
    I'm amazed that humans have made it this far, we seem determined to self destruct! How to the people developing this crap sleep at night? Farming has gone so wrong, each development is another step in the wrong direction.
    I'm amazed that humans have made it this far, we seem determined to self destruct! How to the people developing this crap sleep at night? Farming has gone so wrong, each development is another step in the wrong direction.
    I'm amazed that humans have made it this far, we seem determined to self destruct! How to the people developing this crap sleep at night? Farming has gone so wrong, each development is another...
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  21. Perry

    Itchy Dog

    G'day Letsgokate, Thank you for your reply. I will give Zyretec a try. Luck my dog, is a very fussy eater he prefers dry food. Trying to give him a tablet is like fighting with a Lion. If I...
    G'day Letsgokate, Thank you for your reply. I will give Zyretec a try. Luck my dog, is a very fussy eater he prefers dry food. Trying to give him a tablet is like fighting with a Lion. If I put it in a piece of cheese he eat the cheese and spit out the tablet. I will see how I go once I get...
    G'day Letsgokate, Thank you for your reply. I will give Zyretec a try. Luck my dog, is a very fussy eater he prefers dry food. Trying to give him a tablet is like fighting with a Lion. If I put it in a piece of cheese he eat the cheese and...
    G'day Letsgokate, Thank you for your reply. I will give Zyretec a try. Luck my dog, is a very fussy eater he prefers dry food. Trying to give him a tablet is like fighting with a Lion. If I...
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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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