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. ClissAT

    Idea for feeding greens to chooks

    Ohhh, I get it now lol... :)
    Ohhh, I get it now lol... :)
    Ohhh, I get it now lol... :)
    Ohhh, I get it now lol... :)

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  2. Jason McCarthy

    No name 48 egg incubator (JN 848?) automatic turner not working

    Yeah that's a sensible thing to do. Best of luck with your hatch out.
    Yeah that's a sensible thing to do. Best of luck with your hatch out.
    Yeah that's a sensible thing to do. Best of luck with your hatch out.
    Yeah that's a sensible thing to do. Best of luck with your hatch out.

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  3. Mark

    Chat about keeping quail on radio

    Unfortunately, I can't find the email from the guy I purchased the eggs from in March 2015 :( Sorry about that... But there are a few selling eggs on Gumtree that look ok here's the link to the...
    Unfortunately, I can't find the email from the guy I purchased the eggs from in March 2015 :( Sorry about that... But there are a few selling eggs on Gumtree that look ok here's the link to the Gumtree search page. The price for a dozen eggs range from about $8 to $16, which is more cost...
    Unfortunately, I can't find the email from the guy I purchased the eggs from in March 2015 :( Sorry about that... But there are a few selling eggs on Gumtree that look ok here's the link to the Gumtree search page. The price for a dozen eggs...
    Unfortunately, I can't find the email from the guy I purchased the eggs from in March 2015 :( Sorry about that... But there are a few selling eggs on Gumtree that look ok here's the link to the...
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  4. Alison

    Is my duck egg dead???

    Hi Alison, it's hard to tell because looks and movement aren't always 100% right when telling if an egg has died. Also, depending on the breed duck eggs hatch out around 25 - 35 days give or...
    Hi Alison, it's hard to tell because looks and movement aren't always 100% right when telling if an egg has died. Also, depending on the breed duck eggs hatch out around 25 - 35 days give or take a few days so at 25 it would be premature to right-off the egg just yet. What breed is it? If...
    Hi Alison, it's hard to tell because looks and movement aren't always 100% right when telling if an egg has died. Also, depending on the breed duck eggs hatch out around 25 - 35 days give or take a few days so at 25 it would be premature to...
    Hi Alison, it's hard to tell because looks and movement aren't always 100% right when telling if an egg has died. Also, depending on the breed duck eggs hatch out around 25 - 35 days give or...
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  5. James P

    Quals vs. Chickens?

    Some really good statistics there! I suppose they will be a very good option for the debate people are having on how we will feed the earth in 2050 considering there will be 9.6 billion of us!
    Some really good statistics there! I suppose they will be a very good option for the debate people are having on how we will feed the earth in 2050 considering there will be 9.6 billion of us!
    Some really good statistics there! I suppose they will be a very good option for the debate people are having on how we will feed the earth in 2050 considering there will be 9.6 billion of us!
    Some really good statistics there! I suppose they will be a very good option for the debate people are having on how we will feed the earth in 2050 considering there will be 9.6 billion of us!
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  6. Jason McCarthy

    No Name Incubator Cooking Eggs?

    It's amazing what people find in their compost heaps :D I've not seen that particular fault before (commonly incubators don't heat high enough) but I assume the thermostat on this occasion failed...
    It's amazing what people find in their compost heaps :D I've not seen that particular fault before (commonly incubators don't heat high enough) but I assume the thermostat on this occasion failed to see the set temp and kept climbing up to the max setting. Perhaps it was a once off computer...
    It's amazing what people find in their compost heaps :D I've not seen that particular fault before (commonly incubators don't heat high enough) but I assume the thermostat on this occasion failed to see the set temp and kept climbing up to the max...
    It's amazing what people find in their compost heaps :D I've not seen that particular fault before (commonly incubators don't heat high enough) but I assume the thermostat on this occasion failed...
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  7. stevo

    Grain Weevil

    I just have the bag in the shed, no containers, so it's gets eaten by mice and rats,.... yeah I've been meaning to get a big container :oops: .... not too much of a problem in the suburbs.
    I just have the bag in the shed, no containers, so it's gets eaten by mice and rats,.... yeah I've been meaning to get a big container :oops: .... not too much of a problem in the suburbs.
    I just have the bag in the shed, no containers, so it's gets eaten by mice and rats,.... yeah I've been meaning to get a big container :oops: .... not too much of a problem in the suburbs.
    I just have the bag in the shed, no containers, so it's gets eaten by mice and rats,.... yeah I've been meaning to get a big container :oops: .... not too much of a problem in the suburbs.
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  8. Gaillygirl

    Our Chook Journey

    It's very handy having a builder hubby to make the pen custom made to your own specs - how cool! I don't see a problem with populating your pen with chickens at different pol ages I would buy...
    It's very handy having a builder hubby to make the pen custom made to your own specs - how cool! I don't see a problem with populating your pen with chickens at different pol ages I would buy them all at once and put them in together. The Australorps will always be bigger than the Lowmans...
    It's very handy having a builder hubby to make the pen custom made to your own specs - how cool! I don't see a problem with populating your pen with chickens at different pol ages I would buy them all at once and put them in together. The...
    It's very handy having a builder hubby to make the pen custom made to your own specs - how cool! I don't see a problem with populating your pen with chickens at different pol ages I would buy...
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  9. Mark

    Different coturnix Quail types, breeds, varieties

    Hi everyone, this thread as titled will discuss different breeds of coturnix (Japanese) quail. We can share new varieties we have found or our own mixed mongrels and talk generally about breeding...
    Hi everyone, this thread as titled will discuss different breeds of coturnix (Japanese) quail. We can share new varieties we have found or our own mixed mongrels and talk generally about breeding quail. I'll start with a video I made on the different varieties of quail I'm keeping at the...
    Hi everyone, this thread as titled will discuss different breeds of coturnix (Japanese) quail. We can share new varieties we have found or our own mixed mongrels and talk generally about breeding quail. I'll start with a video I made on the...
    Hi everyone, this thread as titled will discuss different breeds of coturnix (Japanese) quail. We can share new varieties we have found or our own mixed mongrels and talk generally about breeding...
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  10. stevo

    Thermal Solar Bee Hive

    Well if the mite continues gaining ground on bees all around the world as expected then there will have to be a crisis point whereby governments concentrate efforts to find a solution because the...
    Well if the mite continues gaining ground on bees all around the world as expected then there will have to be a crisis point whereby governments concentrate efforts to find a solution because the threat of honey bees going extinct is too disastrous to contemplate letting happen.
    Well if the mite continues gaining ground on bees all around the world as expected then there will have to be a crisis point whereby governments concentrate efforts to find a solution because the threat of honey bees going extinct is too...
    Well if the mite continues gaining ground on bees all around the world as expected then there will have to be a crisis point whereby governments concentrate efforts to find a solution because the...
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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. 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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  13. Jennatis

    Dog breed for small property

    Yep, it isn't just about the breed is it. It's a combinationof training, owner & breed & any other influences in their lives :dog:
    Yep, it isn't just about the breed is it. It's a combinationof training, owner & breed & any other influences in their lives :dog:
    Yep, it isn't just about the breed is it. It's a combinationof training, owner & breed & any other influences in their lives :dog:
    Yep, it isn't just about the breed is it. It's a combinationof training, owner & breed & any other influences in their lives :dog:
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  14. Mark

    The chicken pied piper

    I can think of many times when trying to catch chickens that he would have come in handy :ROFL:
    I can think of many times when trying to catch chickens that he would have come in handy :ROFL:
    I can think of many times when trying to catch chickens that he would have come in handy :ROFL:
    I can think of many times when trying to catch chickens that he would have come in handy :ROFL:
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  15. Mark

    Pestrol Snake Away to deter snakes from property

    I bought a 10 pack of these Mark, and put them in the ground. A couple of pointers on them compared to the RAiDAR branded ones: the cheaper variety are variable in how loud they are, anywhere from...
    I bought a 10 pack of these Mark, and put them in the ground. A couple of pointers on them compared to the RAiDAR branded ones: the cheaper variety are variable in how loud they are, anywhere from a quiet hum to a loud buzz (the RAiDAR ones are consistently quiet). The cheaper ones also have a...
    I bought a 10 pack of these Mark, and put them in the ground. A couple of pointers on them compared to the RAiDAR branded ones: the cheaper variety are variable in how loud they are, anywhere from a quiet hum to a loud buzz (the RAiDAR ones are...
    I bought a 10 pack of these Mark, and put them in the ground. A couple of pointers on them compared to the RAiDAR branded ones: the cheaper variety are variable in how loud they are, anywhere from...

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  16. ClissAT

    Cheese for chookies

    I do the same, yeah they love it alright :D
    I do the same, yeah they love it alright :D
    I do the same, yeah they love it alright :D
    I do the same, yeah they love it alright :D

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  17. 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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  18. Mark

    How to train ducks to free range & return to their pen

    I received this excellent question via email today: You certainly can train ducks to free-range just like chickens and return home to the pen before nightfall but they may take a little more...
    I received this excellent question via email today: You certainly can train ducks to free-range just like chickens and return home to the pen before nightfall but they may take a little more time to get used to a free-range routine and require slightly more effort than your hens. Chickens...
    I received this excellent question via email today: You certainly can train ducks to free-range just like chickens and return home to the pen before nightfall but they may take a little more time to get used to a free-range routine and require...
    I received this excellent question via email today: You certainly can train ducks to free-range just like chickens and return home to the pen before nightfall but they may take a little more...
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  19. Steve

    Free Range Chickens Considerations

    Ahh yes... Feedmania at Caboolture on Beerburrum Rd - Barry is the owner and he's a top bloke. I've got chickens from him before also, but you should call as he doesn't always have them in stock...
    Ahh yes... Feedmania at Caboolture on Beerburrum Rd - Barry is the owner and he's a top bloke. I've got chickens from him before also, but you should call as he doesn't always have them in stock and when he does get a bunch of layers in they go pretty quickly! Interesting info about the...
    Ahh yes... Feedmania at Caboolture on Beerburrum Rd - Barry is the owner and he's a top bloke. I've got chickens from him before also, but you should call as he doesn't always have them in stock and when he does get a bunch of layers in they go...
    Ahh yes... Feedmania at Caboolture on Beerburrum Rd - Barry is the owner and he's a top bloke. I've got chickens from him before also, but you should call as he doesn't always have them in stock...

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  20. 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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  21. Mark

    "Stiller" vertical split designed collapse resistant brood box for native bees

    I saw his advert on Gumtree. Yeap... and he can't sell too many or he reduces his base then he's back to square one.
    I saw his advert on Gumtree. Yeap... and he can't sell too many or he reduces his base then he's back to square one.
    I saw his advert on Gumtree. Yeap... and he can't sell too many or he reduces his base then he's back to square one.
    I saw his advert on Gumtree. Yeap... and he can't sell too many or he reduces his base then he's back to square one.
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  22. 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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  23. stevo

    Honey and Plant Toxins

    I don't believe this story at all... and whilst all Australian honey may not be pure or without traces of contaminants it's also likely that none of the food we consume these days is completely...
    I don't believe this story at all... and whilst all Australian honey may not be pure or without traces of contaminants it's also likely that none of the food we consume these days is completely free of bad stuff. I'd say as far as food goes honey is probably one of the products with the least...
    I don't believe this story at all... and whilst all Australian honey may not be pure or without traces of contaminants it's also likely that none of the food we consume these days is completely free of bad stuff. I'd say as far as food goes...
    I don't believe this story at all... and whilst all Australian honey may not be pure or without traces of contaminants it's also likely that none of the food we consume these days is completely...
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  24. 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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  25. Mark

    DIY Chicken Feeder bulk bin no mess no spill no clog

    Here's a modification of my bin feeder by Tony (UK Here We Grow) where he adds a cylindrical fitting to the centre of the bin to basically double the capacity.
    Here's a modification of my bin feeder by Tony (UK Here We Grow) where he adds a cylindrical fitting to the centre of the bin to basically double the capacity.
    Here's a modification of my bin feeder by Tony (UK Here We Grow) where he adds a cylindrical fitting to the centre of the bin to basically double the capacity.
    Here's a modification of my bin feeder by Tony (UK Here We Grow) where he adds a cylindrical fitting to the centre of the bin to basically double the capacity.

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