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. Mariette
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  2. stevo

    Native Bees & Splitting Native Bee Hives

    They shorted out my electric gates... little buggers got into the circuit board and layed eggs :(
    They shorted out my electric gates... little buggers got into the circuit board and layed eggs :(
    They shorted out my electric gates... little buggers got into the circuit board and layed eggs :(
    They shorted out my electric gates... little buggers got into the circuit board and layed eggs :(

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  3. Mark

    Flow Hive Bee hive invention to let honey run out

    Copycats were bound to happen but most people will stick with the original flow hive because as we know very few Chinese knock offs work as good as the real product. Flow hive PR just needs to...
    Copycats were bound to happen but most people will stick with the original flow hive because as we know very few Chinese knock offs work as good as the real product. Flow hive PR just needs to run a simple "buy authentic" campaign stating their product is the only one you can trust for...
    Copycats were bound to happen but most people will stick with the original flow hive because as we know very few Chinese knock offs work as good as the real product. Flow hive PR just needs to run a simple "buy authentic" campaign stating their...
    Copycats were bound to happen but most people will stick with the original flow hive because as we know very few Chinese knock offs work as good as the real product. Flow hive PR just needs to...
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  4. Jenni

    Building my Quail Pen , by Jen

    Another big pen, with a divider, makes two :D I reckon it's just natural progression if you're interested in something. As you say, you need to be able to separate them for different reasons.
    Another big pen, with a divider, makes two :D I reckon it's just natural progression if you're interested in something. As you say, you need to be able to separate them for different reasons.
    Another big pen, with a divider, makes two :D I reckon it's just natural progression if you're interested in something. As you say, you need to be able to separate them for different reasons.
    Another big pen, with a divider, makes two :D I reckon it's just natural progression if you're interested in something. As you say, you need to be able to separate them for different reasons.

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  5. Mark

    Chinese "no name" Egg Incubators

    I've edited the post above (obviously spammy) but I do like the image so I've linked it to eBay AU incubators rather than removing it :)
    I've edited the post above (obviously spammy) but I do like the image so I've linked it to eBay AU incubators rather than removing it :)
    I've edited the post above (obviously spammy) but I do like the image so I've linked it to eBay AU incubators rather than removing it :)
    I've edited the post above (obviously spammy) but I do like the image so I've linked it to eBay AU incubators rather than removing it :)

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  6. Mark

    Humane Poultry Killer (from Morrigan)

    Great ideas thanks guys, yer I had seen the roadwork cones (witch's hats) version, I already have some so will just go that route for now as it doesn't cost anything, thanks
    Great ideas thanks guys, yer I had seen the roadwork cones (witch's hats) version, I already have some so will just go that route for now as it doesn't cost anything, thanks
    Great ideas thanks guys, yer I had seen the roadwork cones (witch's hats) version, I already have some so will just go that route for now as it doesn't cost anything, thanks
    Great ideas thanks guys, yer I had seen the roadwork cones (witch's hats) version, I already have some so will just go that route for now as it doesn't cost anything, thanks

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  7. Mark

    Jumbo quail

    On January 7 I set 15 mixed Giant and Colossal eggs from Brent at Brisbane Quail. I didn't get my 2 live as I will get a decent amount from my hatch. I will keep you posted. I am happy to swap...
    On January 7 I set 15 mixed Giant and Colossal eggs from Brent at Brisbane Quail. I didn't get my 2 live as I will get a decent amount from my hatch. I will keep you posted. I am happy to swap some males so I don't get close family ties in future.
    On January 7 I set 15 mixed Giant and Colossal eggs from Brent at Brisbane Quail. I didn't get my 2 live as I will get a decent amount from my hatch. I will keep you posted. I am happy to swap some males so I don't get close family ties in future.
    On January 7 I set 15 mixed Giant and Colossal eggs from Brent at Brisbane Quail. I didn't get my 2 live as I will get a decent amount from my hatch. I will keep you posted. I am happy to swap...

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  8. Mark

    Built a small dam for my ducks

    I did some more lining on the walls just the other day. This rain has put about 6 inches in the bottom. Will post some pics soon :)
    I did some more lining on the walls just the other day. This rain has put about 6 inches in the bottom. Will post some pics soon :)
    I did some more lining on the walls just the other day. This rain has put about 6 inches in the bottom. Will post some pics soon :)
    I did some more lining on the walls just the other day. This rain has put about 6 inches in the bottom. Will post some pics soon :)

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  9. Letsgokate

    Snake deterrents

    Yea, I would probably die in Australia, Africa, or South America. I would have an urge to catch any snake I saw. Used to have a pet Carpet Python for about 10 years until I went into the Army at...
    Yea, I would probably die in Australia, Africa, or South America. I would have an urge to catch any snake I saw. Used to have a pet Carpet Python for about 10 years until I went into the Army at age 18. Bought him at a reptile show when I was 8 years old. From my experience, I haven't found...
    Yea, I would probably die in Australia, Africa, or South America. I would have an urge to catch any snake I saw. Used to have a pet Carpet Python for about 10 years until I went into the Army at age 18. Bought him at a reptile show when I was 8...
    Yea, I would probably die in Australia, Africa, or South America. I would have an urge to catch any snake I saw. Used to have a pet Carpet Python for about 10 years until I went into the Army at...

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  10. Indra

    chicken with lame leg

    That's lovely news:yahoo::idea:. Do you know if there are games on here?
    That's lovely news:yahoo::idea:. Do you know if there are games on here?
    That's lovely news:yahoo::idea:. Do you know if there are games on here?
    That's lovely news:yahoo::idea:. Do you know if there are games on here?

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  11. Mark

    First snake of the season

    I never got a shot at the rats because they were too quick to film at night but the snake put a stop to that anyway :D
    I never got a shot at the rats because they were too quick to film at night but the snake put a stop to that anyway :D
    I never got a shot at the rats because they were too quick to film at night but the snake put a stop to that anyway :D
    I never got a shot at the rats because they were too quick to film at night but the snake put a stop to that anyway :D

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  12. 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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  13. stevo

    Heliciculture - Snail Farming

    Geez, that looked like snail heaven with all those greens! :D
    Geez, that looked like snail heaven with all those greens! :D
    Geez, that looked like snail heaven with all those greens! :D
    Geez, that looked like snail heaven with all those greens! :D

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  14. 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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  15. Mark

    Tricks to tell if eggs are fertile or not... quail, chicken, duck

    G'day, I have taken all that CoolblueDude on board. I have newly laid eggs are ready to test. I will put a couple of None Fertile with a cross on them. I will check when they hatch how well I...
    G'day, I have taken all that CoolblueDude on board. I have newly laid eggs are ready to test. I will put a couple of None Fertile with a cross on them. I will check when they hatch how well I went. Thank you so much for the reply and information. Cheers Perry
    G'day, I have taken all that CoolblueDude on board. I have newly laid eggs are ready to test. I will put a couple of None Fertile with a cross on them. I will check when they hatch how well I went. Thank you so much for the reply and...
    G'day, I have taken all that CoolblueDude on board. I have newly laid eggs are ready to test. I will put a couple of None Fertile with a cross on them. I will check when they hatch how well I...

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  16. Jenni

    Meal worm Breeding

    Yeah it's a great idea! I haven't seen @Jenni around here for awhile but it would be interesting to know how hers are going?
    Yeah it's a great idea! I haven't seen @Jenni around here for awhile but it would be interesting to know how hers are going?
    Yeah it's a great idea! I haven't seen @Jenni around here for awhile but it would be interesting to know how hers are going?
    Yeah it's a great idea! I haven't seen @Jenni around here for awhile but it would be interesting to know how hers are going?

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  17. ClissAT

    It's all about Heritage Poultry

    Like pretty much everything, selective breeding has its pros and cons...As a dog lover, I'm the first to admit that a "bitsa" from the pound is most likely to be more robust from a health point of...
    Like pretty much everything, selective breeding has its pros and cons...As a dog lover, I'm the first to admit that a "bitsa" from the pound is most likely to be more robust from a health point of view than an overbred (and often interbred) "purebreed"...Yet my dogs are always purebreds because ...
    Like pretty much everything, selective breeding has its pros and cons...As a dog lover, I'm the first to admit that a "bitsa" from the pound is most likely to be more robust from a health point of view than an overbred (and often interbred)...
    Like pretty much everything, selective breeding has its pros and cons...As a dog lover, I'm the first to admit that a "bitsa" from the pound is most likely to be more robust from a health point of...
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  18. knightchook

    ivermectin on chickens for mites and lice

    For those interested in buying a commercial Ivermectin based product online (Australian's only) City Chicks does retail one and here's a link to the product they sell for backyard hens. This...
    For those interested in buying a commercial Ivermectin based product online (Australian's only) City Chicks does retail one and here's a link to the product they sell for backyard hens. This product is now only marketed for external parasites but a few years ago they sold it as an all in one...
    For those interested in buying a commercial Ivermectin based product online (Australian's only) City Chicks does retail one and here's a link to the product they sell for backyard hens. This product is now only marketed for external parasites...
    For those interested in buying a commercial Ivermectin based product online (Australian's only) City Chicks does retail one and here's a link to the product they sell for backyard hens. This...
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  19. ClissAT

    I wonder where those chooks are? They're very quiet!

    A Leghorn? :)
    A Leghorn? :)
    A Leghorn? :)
    A Leghorn? :)

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  20. Mark

    Our first natural duck hatching Pekins ducklings

    So cute :)
    So cute :)
    So cute :)
    So cute :)

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  21. 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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  22. Mark

    JN-448 another cheap Chinese egg incubator

    That sounds very interesting Chris! I love dabbling in fermentation of foods etc. If you have a chance, please start a new discussion thread to perhaps document your testing so we can check it out...
    That sounds very interesting Chris! I love dabbling in fermentation of foods etc. If you have a chance, please start a new discussion thread to perhaps document your testing so we can check it out and chat about it?
    That sounds very interesting Chris! I love dabbling in fermentation of foods etc. If you have a chance, please start a new discussion thread to perhaps document your testing so we can check it out and chat about it?
    That sounds very interesting Chris! I love dabbling in fermentation of foods etc. If you have a chance, please start a new discussion thread to perhaps document your testing so we can check it out...

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  23. Mark

    Talk Turkeys

    Sorry to hear about the latest batch of turkeys failing Scott but being over by 1.5 degrees for a sustained period will likely cause problems. Now that you have the incubator calibrated close to...
    Sorry to hear about the latest batch of turkeys failing Scott but being over by 1.5 degrees for a sustained period will likely cause problems. Now that you have the incubator calibrated close to the right temp you should get better results - fingers crossed. One turkey left for Xmas hey so...
    Sorry to hear about the latest batch of turkeys failing Scott but being over by 1.5 degrees for a sustained period will likely cause problems. Now that you have the incubator calibrated close to the right temp you should get better results -...
    Sorry to hear about the latest batch of turkeys failing Scott but being over by 1.5 degrees for a sustained period will likely cause problems. Now that you have the incubator calibrated close to...

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  24. Jenni

    Janoel Model 12 Premium incubator

    Yeah was a real shame.. Was my first batch of eggs not a good start and on new year... Then on top my isolated male quail died for some reason overnight. My parents have a two story house so I...
    Yeah was a real shame.. Was my first batch of eggs not a good start and on new year... Then on top my isolated male quail died for some reason overnight. My parents have a two story house so I think I will collect some more then incubate my next batch there when they get home from holidays...
    Yeah was a real shame.. Was my first batch of eggs not a good start and on new year... Then on top my isolated male quail died for some reason overnight. My parents have a two story house so I think I will collect some more then incubate my...
    Yeah was a real shame.. Was my first batch of eggs not a good start and on new year... Then on top my isolated male quail died for some reason overnight. My parents have a two story house so I...

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  25. Steve

    Chook Drinkers

    Well let's hope it's not "targets down patch out" mate if it's any consolation I'd be happy to serve in the foxhole with ya......... :p
    Well let's hope it's not "targets down patch out" mate if it's any consolation I'd be happy to serve in the foxhole with ya......... :p
    Well let's hope it's not "targets down patch out" mate if it's any consolation I'd be happy to serve in the foxhole with ya......... :p
    Well let's hope it's not "targets down patch out" mate if it's any consolation I'd be happy to serve in the foxhole with ya......... :p

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