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  1. DarrenP

    Question Need help with no name Chinese incubator

    that's the way to go, something local. I'm not having a great hatch rate this time - with the power going on one and in the other not even half have pipped. I've even had a muted one born - I...
    that's the way to go, something local. I'm not having a great hatch rate this time - with the power going on one and in the other not even half have pipped. I've even had a muted one born - I helped it get out of its shell last night. But unfortunately its head is a weird shape and too big...
    that's the way to go, something local. I'm not having a great hatch rate this time - with the power going on one and in the other not even half have pipped. I've even had a muted one born - I helped it get out of its shell last night. But...
    that's the way to go, something local. I'm not having a great hatch rate this time - with the power going on one and in the other not even half have pipped. I've even had a muted one born - I...
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Perry

    Question Chicken Wormer

    OK seems I need to amend this statement. Moxi+ is now available in pet stores for caged bird use. (But still not for food bird use!) But I don't know if it will be as cheap as getting it from the...
    OK seems I need to amend this statement. Moxi+ is now available in pet stores for caged bird use. (But still not for food bird use!) But I don't know if it will be as cheap as getting it from the people I linked to in my earlier posts.
    OK seems I need to amend this statement. Moxi+ is now available in pet stores for caged bird use. (But still not for food bird use!) But I don't know if it will be as cheap as getting it from the people I linked to in my earlier posts.
    OK seems I need to amend this statement. Moxi+ is now available in pet stores for caged bird use. (But still not for food bird use!) But I don't know if it will be as cheap as getting it from the...
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  6. Perry

    Question Black Soldier Fly Breeding Box

    Hi perry, I get these all the time in my worm farm, so i presume they like similar conditions...light but no direct sun, esp if you have a worm farm of the black plastic variety like I do. Because...
    Hi perry, I get these all the time in my worm farm, so i presume they like similar conditions...light but no direct sun, esp if you have a worm farm of the black plastic variety like I do. Because it's a worm farm I don't put meat, onion, pet poo etc in it, but they seem to thrive anyway...I...
    Hi perry, I get these all the time in my worm farm, so i presume they like similar conditions...light but no direct sun, esp if you have a worm farm of the black plastic variety like I do. Because it's a worm farm I don't put meat, onion, pet poo...
    Hi perry, I get these all the time in my worm farm, so i presume they like similar conditions...light but no direct sun, esp if you have a worm farm of the black plastic variety like I do. Because...
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  7. Perry

    Question Breeding Black Soldier Fly Larvae

    Ahh there's an idea Perry - Might look into that! Thanks
    Ahh there's an idea Perry - Might look into that! Thanks
    Ahh there's an idea Perry - Might look into that! Thanks
    Ahh there's an idea Perry - Might look into that! Thanks
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  8. kristan

    Question generic incubator not reaching temp

    Ah yes of course... I know the Darwin heat very well indeed spending a good decade living there myself :heat: Insulation still does help with temp fluctuations even in the heat though. Anyway, you...
    Ah yes of course... I know the Darwin heat very well indeed spending a good decade living there myself :heat: Insulation still does help with temp fluctuations even in the heat though. Anyway, you shouldn't have any problems with keeping up the humidity!
    Ah yes of course... I know the Darwin heat very well indeed spending a good decade living there myself :heat: Insulation still does help with temp fluctuations even in the heat though. Anyway, you shouldn't have any problems with keeping up the humidity!
    Ah yes of course... I know the Darwin heat very well indeed spending a good decade living there myself :heat: Insulation still does help with temp fluctuations even in the heat though. Anyway, you...
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  9. Jennifer Wang

    Question Keeping Backyard Dairy Goats?

    Great info @Janine Cummings really interesting stuff! It's pretty hard to get one of those mini goats - big waiting list - I wonder if there's good money in breeding them? They are so cute! :)...
    Great info @Janine Cummings really interesting stuff! It's pretty hard to get one of those mini goats - big waiting list - I wonder if there's good money in breeding them? They are so cute! :) Welcome to SSC btw, thank you for joining and sharing your knowledge.
    Great info @Janine Cummings really interesting stuff! It's pretty hard to get one of those mini goats - big waiting list - I wonder if there's good money in breeding them? They are so cute! :) Welcome to SSC btw, thank you for joining and...
    Great info @Janine Cummings really interesting stuff! It's pretty hard to get one of those mini goats - big waiting list - I wonder if there's good money in breeding them? They are so cute! :)...
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  10. Sasha Bushell

    Question Poultry supplies

    C Cheers james, that would be a nice drive for me :) I did find uncle toms poultry supplies in nerang have alot of variety however not sure about prices as i havent compared yet. But i will check...
    C Cheers james, that would be a nice drive for me :) I did find uncle toms poultry supplies in nerang have alot of variety however not sure about prices as i havent compared yet. But i will check that out; thankyou
    C Cheers james, that would be a nice drive for me :) I did find uncle toms poultry supplies in nerang have alot of variety however not sure about prices as i havent compared yet. But i will check that out; thankyou
    C Cheers james, that would be a nice drive for me :) I did find uncle toms poultry supplies in nerang have alot of variety however not sure about prices as i havent compared yet. But i will check...
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  11. James P

    Question Chick with swollen/irritated eye?

    That's awesome! Great pic showing the improvement James :)
    That's awesome! Great pic showing the improvement James :)
    That's awesome! Great pic showing the improvement James :)
    That's awesome! Great pic showing the improvement James :)

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  12. Mark

    Question Where can I get ivermectin for chickens in Australia?

    I would have to say that, i.e. Go to your trusty vet (definitely at the professional level) but also dosage needs to be right for the birds to avoid side effects.
    I would have to say that, i.e. Go to your trusty vet (definitely at the professional level) but also dosage needs to be right for the birds to avoid side effects.
    I would have to say that, i.e. Go to your trusty vet (definitely at the professional level) but also dosage needs to be right for the birds to avoid side effects.
    I would have to say that, i.e. Go to your trusty vet (definitely at the professional level) but also dosage needs to be right for the birds to avoid side effects.
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  13. Mark

    Question Do native bees build their comb from the top down?

    Bloody awesome! So it is from the bottom up then... I know a man shouldn't lose sleep pondering over such trivia but this question was eating away at me LOL - it's nice to know the answer! :D:cheers:
    Bloody awesome! So it is from the bottom up then... I know a man shouldn't lose sleep pondering over such trivia but this question was eating away at me LOL - it's nice to know the answer! :D:cheers:
    Bloody awesome! So it is from the bottom up then... I know a man shouldn't lose sleep pondering over such trivia but this question was eating away at me LOL - it's nice to know the answer! :D:cheers:
    Bloody awesome! So it is from the bottom up then... I know a man shouldn't lose sleep pondering over such trivia but this question was eating away at me LOL - it's nice to know the answer! :D:cheers:

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Mark

    Question Worried about chicken water drinkers freezing over winter when going away

    Crikey! I can imagine how cold that would be. It's interesting how other water stations freeze up but the drum and attachments don't but I suppose apart from the stored heat in the concrete...
    Crikey! I can imagine how cold that would be. It's interesting how other water stations freeze up but the drum and attachments don't but I suppose apart from the stored heat in the concrete being under cover/enclosed would help too.
    Crikey! I can imagine how cold that would be. It's interesting how other water stations freeze up but the drum and attachments don't but I suppose apart from the stored heat in the concrete being under cover/enclosed would help too.
    Crikey! I can imagine how cold that would be. It's interesting how other water stations freeze up but the drum and attachments don't but I suppose apart from the stored heat in the concrete...
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  17. letsgo

    Question Chicken Drinkers

    Coincidently, I actually have to replace my cup drinkers now :D I forgot to mention (I should have, sorry) that I found an issue with the lube cups drinkers sold by Dine-a-chook whereby the cups...
    Coincidently, I actually have to replace my cup drinkers now :D I forgot to mention (I should have, sorry) that I found an issue with the lube cups drinkers sold by Dine-a-chook whereby the cups weren't filling correctly. I purchased some a few years ago and brought it to the attention of Ryan...
    Coincidently, I actually have to replace my cup drinkers now :D I forgot to mention (I should have, sorry) that I found an issue with the lube cups drinkers sold by Dine-a-chook whereby the cups weren't filling correctly. I purchased some a few...
    Coincidently, I actually have to replace my cup drinkers now :D I forgot to mention (I should have, sorry) that I found an issue with the lube cups drinkers sold by Dine-a-chook whereby the cups...
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  18. Mark

    Question Does anyone have a Royal Rooster drinker?

    Yes, that's a great idea! Cause sure as eggs if I screwed mine in it would leak :p
    Yes, that's a great idea! Cause sure as eggs if I screwed mine in it would leak :p
    Yes, that's a great idea! Cause sure as eggs if I screwed mine in it would leak :p
    Yes, that's a great idea! Cause sure as eggs if I screwed mine in it would leak :p
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  19. Mark

    Question Not sure which Brinsea incubator to get?

    There are times when I do cross over and wish I could incubate two species at once especially in spring/summer when the quail start laying again. I have tried incubating different eggs in the same...
    There are times when I do cross over and wish I could incubate two species at once especially in spring/summer when the quail start laying again. I have tried incubating different eggs in the same small incubator with some success but it's not optimal. I guess it's a want and probably not a...
    There are times when I do cross over and wish I could incubate two species at once especially in spring/summer when the quail start laying again. I have tried incubating different eggs in the same small incubator with some success but it's not...
    There are times when I do cross over and wish I could incubate two species at once especially in spring/summer when the quail start laying again. I have tried incubating different eggs in the same...
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  20. Mark

    Question Where can I go fishing for yabbies around north Brisbane/Sunshine Coast?

    Yep, if I catch any I'll keep'em! :twothumbsup:
    Yep, if I catch any I'll keep'em! :twothumbsup:
    Yep, if I catch any I'll keep'em! :twothumbsup:
    Yep, if I catch any I'll keep'em! :twothumbsup:
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  21. Mark

    Question Why are some quail eggs chalky/dull & others are glossy?

    We eat the odd oyster and I often use the shells in the vegetable garden because plants use the minerals/calcium, but I have also fed them to the birds (crushed up) before - they do love eating...
    We eat the odd oyster and I often use the shells in the vegetable garden because plants use the minerals/calcium, but I have also fed them to the birds (crushed up) before - they do love eating the shell so they must know it's good for them!
    We eat the odd oyster and I often use the shells in the vegetable garden because plants use the minerals/calcium, but I have also fed them to the birds (crushed up) before - they do love eating the shell so they must know it's good for them!
    We eat the odd oyster and I often use the shells in the vegetable garden because plants use the minerals/calcium, but I have also fed them to the birds (crushed up) before - they do love eating...
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  22. stevo

    Question Worm Farm?

    There's no doubt worm juice is great in the garden Stevo so congrats on your purchase and I'm looking forward to hearing all about your worm farm over time. Also, the worm casings are supposed to...
    There's no doubt worm juice is great in the garden Stevo so congrats on your purchase and I'm looking forward to hearing all about your worm farm over time. Also, the worm casings are supposed to work wonders in the garden! There's a few gardeners I follow on YT who actively use and swear by...
    There's no doubt worm juice is great in the garden Stevo so congrats on your purchase and I'm looking forward to hearing all about your worm farm over time. Also, the worm casings are supposed to work wonders in the garden! There's a few...
    There's no doubt worm juice is great in the garden Stevo so congrats on your purchase and I'm looking forward to hearing all about your worm farm over time. Also, the worm casings are supposed to...
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  23. stevo

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

    Hi Tracey, with quail developing, a lot depends on what type of feed you feed them. We feed a very high protein feed, they mature quickly. We have had some boys who started calling at around...
    Hi Tracey, with quail developing, a lot depends on what type of feed you feed them. We feed a very high protein feed, they mature quickly. We have had some boys who started calling at around 4-5 weeks of age. If you mean are they ready to eat at that age, the answer is "no", the best...
    Hi Tracey, with quail developing, a lot depends on what type of feed you feed them. We feed a very high protein feed, they mature quickly. We have had some boys who started calling at around 4-5 weeks of age. If you mean are they ready...
    Hi Tracey, with quail developing, a lot depends on what type of feed you feed them. We feed a very high protein feed, they mature quickly. We have had some boys who started calling at around...
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  24. Mark

    Question Turkey fryer

    What do you think of those turkey fryers and has anyone used one?
    What do you think of those turkey fryers and has anyone used one?
    What do you think of those turkey fryers and has anyone used one?
    What do you think of those turkey fryers and has anyone used one?
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