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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Bamboochicken

    Question Brody hen

    I think the only reason he killed spekal was because she was so small the broody hen (named snow ball) pecks the dog so I think the chicks will be alright
    I think the only reason he killed spekal was because she was so small the broody hen (named snow ball) pecks the dog so I think the chicks will be alright
    I think the only reason he killed spekal was because she was so small the broody hen (named snow ball) pecks the dog so I think the chicks will be alright
    I think the only reason he killed spekal was because she was so small the broody hen (named snow ball) pecks the dog so I think the chicks will be alright
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  6. Bamboochicken

    Question Broody hen

    Hello everyone I have a chicken that is sitting on a nest but won't lay any eggs the cockerel has mated with her I wondered if I should buy her fertilized eggs?
    Hello everyone I have a chicken that is sitting on a nest but won't lay any eggs the cockerel has mated with her I wondered if I should buy her fertilized eggs?
    Hello everyone I have a chicken that is sitting on a nest but won't lay any eggs the cockerel has mated with her I wondered if I should buy her fertilized eggs?
    Hello everyone I have a chicken that is sitting on a nest but won't lay any eggs the cockerel has mated with her I wondered if I should buy her fertilized eggs?
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  7. Bamboochicken

    Question How to tell if eggs are double yolkers?

    That sounds nice
    That sounds nice
    That sounds nice
    That sounds nice
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  8. WZPV

    Question Temperatures for quail

    Just wondering if you ever got quail started. I'm in Texas also and have similar questions about temperature. If about 91* F makes them pant, what will 100* do?
    Just wondering if you ever got quail started. I'm in Texas also and have similar questions about temperature. If about 91* F makes them pant, what will 100* do?
    Just wondering if you ever got quail started. I'm in Texas also and have similar questions about temperature. If about 91* F makes them pant, what will 100* do?
    Just wondering if you ever got quail started. I'm in Texas also and have similar questions about temperature. If about 91* F makes them pant, what will 100* do?
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  9. Bamboochicken

    Question How to treat sower crop

    Thanks :feedchooks:
    Thanks :feedchooks:
    Thanks :feedchooks:
    Thanks :feedchooks:

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  10. Perry

    Question Egg Tray

    G'day Members, I was hoping to receive a reply to my question. Should I post it in a new section? Cheers Perry
    G'day Members, I was hoping to receive a reply to my question. Should I post it in a new section? Cheers Perry
    G'day Members, I was hoping to receive a reply to my question. Should I post it in a new section? Cheers Perry
    G'day Members, I was hoping to receive a reply to my question. Should I post it in a new section? Cheers Perry

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  11. DarrenP

    Question Need help with no name Chinese incubator

    A belated update on the incubator. We bought 11 light Sussex eggs, and last Wednesday 6 hatched out. Two others died trying to get out of the eggs, 2 were infertile, and one died in the egg not...
    A belated update on the incubator. We bought 11 light Sussex eggs, and last Wednesday 6 hatched out. Two others died trying to get out of the eggs, 2 were infertile, and one died in the egg not fully formed. I'm pretty stoked with that success rate. Because of the warm (stinking hot) weather, I...
    A belated update on the incubator. We bought 11 light Sussex eggs, and last Wednesday 6 hatched out. Two others died trying to get out of the eggs, 2 were infertile, and one died in the egg not fully formed. I'm pretty stoked with that success...
    A belated update on the incubator. We bought 11 light Sussex eggs, and last Wednesday 6 hatched out. Two others died trying to get out of the eggs, 2 were infertile, and one died in the egg not...
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  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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