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

    Incubator Chinese No name JN 48 Manual

    Dear Mark, I just Get a new HDD 56 Incubator. yesterday i put a digital Thermometer (rossmax-TG380) inside the incubator on top of auto turner, display show the Temperature 38.1 C and Humidity 69%...
    Dear Mark, I just Get a new HDD 56 Incubator. yesterday i put a digital Thermometer (rossmax-TG380) inside the incubator on top of auto turner, display show the Temperature 38.1 C and Humidity 69% and the digital Thermometer show the reding 37.1C, any Advice please. Thanks & Regards M.Hareez
    Dear Mark, I just Get a new HDD 56 Incubator. yesterday i put a digital Thermometer (rossmax-TG380) inside the incubator on top of auto turner, display show the Temperature 38.1 C and Humidity 69% and the digital Thermometer show the reding...
    Dear Mark, I just Get a new HDD 56 Incubator. yesterday i put a digital Thermometer (rossmax-TG380) inside the incubator on top of auto turner, display show the Temperature 38.1 C and Humidity 69%...

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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

    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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  7. Mark

    Humane Poultry Killer (from Morrigan)

    Should be renamed the inhuman chicken killer. :p
    Should be renamed the inhuman chicken killer. :p
    Should be renamed the inhuman chicken killer. :p
    Should be renamed the inhuman chicken killer. :p

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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. letsgo

    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. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. ClissAT

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

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

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  17. Mark

    Our first natural duck hatching Pekins ducklings

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

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. firm351
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    My backyard

    I suppose the beauty of it is that you can keep chickens according to your budget and if it means only keeping a few scratching in the backyard with a makeshift box as a coop or building a super...
    I suppose the beauty of it is that you can keep chickens according to your budget and if it means only keeping a few scratching in the backyard with a makeshift box as a coop or building a super pen, everyone can enjoy keeping chickens if they really want. Your pics look better on a PC (I hate...
    I suppose the beauty of it is that you can keep chickens according to your budget and if it means only keeping a few scratching in the backyard with a makeshift box as a coop or building a super pen, everyone can enjoy keeping chickens if they...
    I suppose the beauty of it is that you can keep chickens according to your budget and if it means only keeping a few scratching in the backyard with a makeshift box as a coop or building a super...

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  23. Arbus

    Native bee box based on South American design

    the inside of the frames are 100mm sq. The frame timber is cut to 120 x 45 x 20. The frames are not painted. They're just scrap. Figure they are inside and mostly protected.. The 45mm frames...
    the inside of the frames are 100mm sq. The frame timber is cut to 120 x 45 x 20. The frames are not painted. They're just scrap. Figure they are inside and mostly protected.. The 45mm frames are for brood and starting new hives. Honey super is currently at 31mm, but still in development...
    the inside of the frames are 100mm sq. The frame timber is cut to 120 x 45 x 20. The frames are not painted. They're just scrap. Figure they are inside and mostly protected.. The 45mm frames are for brood and starting new hives. Honey...
    the inside of the frames are 100mm sq. The frame timber is cut to 120 x 45 x 20. The frames are not painted. They're just scrap. Figure they are inside and mostly protected.. The 45mm frames...

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  24. David Trees

    Question OK... So what different protein based foods can ...

    Go easy on the mealworms hey - well there ya go too much of a good thing! I do tend to feed my flock plenty of tomatoes and fresh produce out of the patch in general it's just another good...
    Go easy on the mealworms hey - well there ya go too much of a good thing! I do tend to feed my flock plenty of tomatoes and fresh produce out of the patch in general it's just another good reason to grow more produce than ya need.
    Go easy on the mealworms hey - well there ya go too much of a good thing! I do tend to feed my flock plenty of tomatoes and fresh produce out of the patch in general it's just another good reason to grow more produce than ya need.
    Go easy on the mealworms hey - well there ya go too much of a good thing! I do tend to feed my flock plenty of tomatoes and fresh produce out of the patch in general it's just another good...

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  25. Mark

    Question Solar electric fence energisers - do they work good enough to deter foxes?

    That's really interesting Ken - I didn't know they degraded that quickly. I don't really have any predators around either at the moment so it looks like a really cheap way to get a temporary chook...
    That's really interesting Ken - I didn't know they degraded that quickly. I don't really have any predators around either at the moment so it looks like a really cheap way to get a temporary chook enclosure going.
    That's really interesting Ken - I didn't know they degraded that quickly. I don't really have any predators around either at the moment so it looks like a really cheap way to get a temporary chook enclosure going.
    That's really interesting Ken - I didn't know they degraded that quickly. I don't really have any predators around either at the moment so it looks like a really cheap way to get a temporary chook...
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