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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. firm351
    Like x 4

    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Letsgokate

    Native Bee Book by Tim Heard

    Looks like a professional product! Direct link to buy is To buy on eBay is here - it is more expensive as Kate mentions but some people do prefer buying through them.
    Looks like a professional product! Direct link to buy is To buy on eBay is here - it is more expensive as Kate mentions but some people do prefer buying through them.
    Looks like a professional product! Direct link to buy is To buy on eBay is here - it is more expensive as Kate mentions but some people do prefer buying through them.
    Looks like a professional product! Direct link to buy is To buy on eBay is here - it is more expensive as Kate mentions but some people do prefer buying through them.

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  20. 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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  21. Mark

    Feeding Coturnix quail video

    Here's a video I knocked up on feeding coturnix or Japanese or Pharaoh quail.
    Here's a video I knocked up on feeding coturnix or Japanese or Pharaoh quail.
    Here's a video I knocked up on feeding coturnix or Japanese or Pharaoh quail.
    Here's a video I knocked up on feeding coturnix or Japanese or Pharaoh quail.
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  22. Jody

    Desperate help with chicken trouble shooting!

    Yes I have heard of lash egg (salpingitis) before but never seen it in my flock. As to the cause, I have no idea except to assume she was infected by bacteria like humans can be via infection,...
    Yes I have heard of lash egg (salpingitis) before but never seen it in my flock. As to the cause, I have no idea except to assume she was infected by bacteria like humans can be via infection, low immune, injury, bad luck, genetic disorder, etc etc... You can provide 5 star service and...
    Yes I have heard of lash egg (salpingitis) before but never seen it in my flock. As to the cause, I have no idea except to assume she was infected by bacteria like humans can be via infection, low immune, injury, bad luck, genetic disorder, etc...
    Yes I have heard of lash egg (salpingitis) before but never seen it in my flock. As to the cause, I have no idea except to assume she was infected by bacteria like humans can be via infection,...

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  23. Mark

    Clever chicken tractor fox proof chute idea

    I think these guys have gone out of business unless someone can find any sign of them still building this fox proof chicken tractor with the chute design because I can't...
    I think these guys have gone out of business unless someone can find any sign of them still building this fox proof chicken tractor with the chute design because I can't...
    I think these guys have gone out of business unless someone can find any sign of them still building this fox proof chicken tractor with the chute design because I can't...
    I think these guys have gone out of business unless someone can find any sign of them still building this fox proof chicken tractor with the chute design because I can't...

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  24. Mark
    Like x 3

    Swarming Stingless Native bees Carbonaria

    I was looking at macros in JBHiFi yesterday... I still want one :( maybe for Xmas :rolleyes:
    I was looking at macros in JBHiFi yesterday... I still want one :( maybe for Xmas :rolleyes:
    I was looking at macros in JBHiFi yesterday... I still want one :( maybe for Xmas :rolleyes:
    I was looking at macros in JBHiFi yesterday... I still want one :( maybe for Xmas :rolleyes:

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  25. SAJay

    HELP Wanted with Orphaned Goose Eggs

    That's unfortunate but you had a go anyway... I have a hen sitting on a bunch of eggs several weeks after our rooster died and I've left her go in the unlikely event some make it - doesn't hurt...
    That's unfortunate but you had a go anyway... I have a hen sitting on a bunch of eggs several weeks after our rooster died and I've left her go in the unlikely event some make it - doesn't hurt to try these things sometimes. Thanks for the update :)
    That's unfortunate but you had a go anyway... I have a hen sitting on a bunch of eggs several weeks after our rooster died and I've left her go in the unlikely event some make it - doesn't hurt to try these things sometimes. Thanks for the...
    That's unfortunate but you had a go anyway... I have a hen sitting on a bunch of eggs several weeks after our rooster died and I've left her go in the unlikely event some make it - doesn't hurt...
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