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. Mark

    Got him! Fox that was attacking my chickens & ducks

    We have had fox problems continually for the past six years or so. I have even lost a pet dog who took on a fox and died from blood poisoning from a bite to her face. My chook pen now looks like...
    We have had fox problems continually for the past six years or so. I have even lost a pet dog who took on a fox and died from blood poisoning from a bite to her face. My chook pen now looks like colditz. We have a six foot chain link fence buried a foot and two strands of electric wire over the...
    We have had fox problems continually for the past six years or so. I have even lost a pet dog who took on a fox and died from blood poisoning from a bite to her face. My chook pen now looks like colditz. We have a six foot chain link fence buried...
    We have had fox problems continually for the past six years or so. I have even lost a pet dog who took on a fox and died from blood poisoning from a bite to her face. My chook pen now looks like...

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  2. Carmeldes

    Learning about Khaki Campbells

    Thanks ClissAT, yes I realise now that I should have closed her cage. Haven't seen goannas around for ages!
    Thanks ClissAT, yes I realise now that I should have closed her cage. Haven't seen goannas around for ages!
    Thanks ClissAT, yes I realise now that I should have closed her cage. Haven't seen goannas around for ages!
    Thanks ClissAT, yes I realise now that I should have closed her cage. Haven't seen goannas around for ages!
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  3. Owlonthewing

    Help!!! Magpies traumatising the chooks.

    We had issues with the maggies as well when we had chooks. Also had snake issues so we built a fully enclosed snake proof pen. Solved all issues. My dog will also chase the maggies and they do fly...
    We had issues with the maggies as well when we had chooks. Also had snake issues so we built a fully enclosed snake proof pen. Solved all issues. My dog will also chase the maggies and they do fly off but not far. They really aren't that bothered with her now. I've seen her lying in the sun...
    We had issues with the maggies as well when we had chooks. Also had snake issues so we built a fully enclosed snake proof pen. Solved all issues. My dog will also chase the maggies and they do fly off but not far. They really aren't that bothered...
    We had issues with the maggies as well when we had chooks. Also had snake issues so we built a fully enclosed snake proof pen. Solved all issues. My dog will also chase the maggies and they do fly...
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  4. ClissAT

    Very Simple (free) all weather chook feeder

    Spot on thinking Letsgo, I didn't even think of that benefit!:thumbsup: In the video you can see the one dominant chook gets first crack but then she quickly fills up or looses interest & wanders off...
    Spot on thinking Letsgo, I didn't even think of that benefit!:thumbsup: In the video you can see the one dominant chook gets first crack but then she quickly fills up or looses interest & wanders off allowing the lesser hens to have a go too. I think I will try this bucket concept when I get more chooks...
    Spot on thinking Letsgo, I didn't even think of that benefit!:thumbsup: In the video you can see the one dominant chook gets first crack but then she quickly fills up or looses interest & wanders off allowing the lesser hens to have a go too. I think I...
    Spot on thinking Letsgo, I didn't even think of that benefit!:thumbsup: In the video you can see the one dominant chook gets first crack but then she quickly fills up or looses interest & wanders off...
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  5. Bamboochicken

    New chickens

    Hi everyone i have just got some new chickens they are pekin bantams i will post some pics
    Hi everyone i have just got some new chickens they are pekin bantams i will post some pics
    Hi everyone i have just got some new chickens they are pekin bantams i will post some pics
    Hi everyone i have just got some new chickens they are pekin bantams i will post some pics

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  6. Bamboochicken

    Can't find my hen

    I've found her:idea::idea::feedchooks::nuts:
    I've found her:idea::idea::feedchooks::nuts:
    I've found her:idea::idea::feedchooks::nuts:
    I've found her:idea::idea::feedchooks::nuts:
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  7. Philip Adamson

    New Quail Babies

    Just got some new quail, less than a week old and they will be hopefully the start of some self sufficiency!
    Just got some new quail, less than a week old and they will be hopefully the start of some self sufficiency!
    Just got some new quail, less than a week old and they will be hopefully the start of some self sufficiency!
    Just got some new quail, less than a week old and they will be hopefully the start of some self sufficiency!

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  8. Bamboochicken

    Photos of eggs

    Hi everyone if anyone has got any pics of birds eggs or nests that you don't mind sharing please post them here
    Hi everyone if anyone has got any pics of birds eggs or nests that you don't mind sharing please post them here
    Hi everyone if anyone has got any pics of birds eggs or nests that you don't mind sharing please post them here
    Hi everyone if anyone has got any pics of birds eggs or nests that you don't mind sharing please post them here

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  9. Bamboochicken

    My chickens

    Hello everyone these are some of my chickens :feedchooks::feedchooks::feedchooks:
    Hello everyone these are some of my chickens :feedchooks::feedchooks::feedchooks:
    Hello everyone these are some of my chickens :feedchooks::feedchooks::feedchooks:
    Hello everyone these are some of my chickens :feedchooks::feedchooks::feedchooks:

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  10. 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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  11. Bamboochicken

    Chicken Passed away

    Yes my sister named her my dog called Rusty killed her it wasn't his fault.
    Yes my sister named her my dog called Rusty killed her it wasn't his fault.
    Yes my sister named her my dog called Rusty killed her it wasn't his fault.
    Yes my sister named her my dog called Rusty killed her it wasn't his fault.

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  12. Boris

    Gosling hatchlings for orchard

    T There beautiful have you still got some?
    T There beautiful have you still got some?
    T There beautiful have you still got some?
    T There beautiful have you still got some?

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  13. Bamboochicken

    New dog

    She is a little daisy :yahoo::yahoo:
    She is a little daisy :yahoo::yahoo:
    She is a little daisy :yahoo::yahoo:
    She is a little daisy :yahoo::yahoo:

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  14. 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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  15. Bamboochicken

    Rusty

    Very cute
    Very cute
    Very cute
    Very cute

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. eggcentric

    Adventures in quail keeping

    Such great information. Thank you for sharing as it has helped give me some more things to think about as we get ready to start our quail experiment!
    Such great information. Thank you for sharing as it has helped give me some more things to think about as we get ready to start our quail experiment!
    Such great information. Thank you for sharing as it has helped give me some more things to think about as we get ready to start our quail experiment!
    Such great information. Thank you for sharing as it has helped give me some more things to think about as we get ready to start our quail experiment!
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  19. 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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  20. Bamboochicken

    Lost chicken!!!!!!

    Hahaha changed my mind (not really!);)
    Hahaha changed my mind (not really!);)
    Hahaha changed my mind (not really!);)
    Hahaha changed my mind (not really!);)

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  21. Bamboochicken

    Question How to treat sower crop

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

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  22. 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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  23. Bamboochicken

    Help my cocks limping!!

    Read this post first & check for the leg ailments I list in my initial reply to Indra. Other than the EYP of course! lol
    Read this post first & check for the leg ailments I list in my initial reply to Indra. Other than the EYP of course! lol
    Read this post first & check for the leg ailments I list in my initial reply to Indra. Other than the EYP of course! lol
    Read this post first & check for the leg ailments I list in my initial reply to Indra. Other than the EYP of course! lol
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  25. 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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