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

    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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  2. Tim C

    My new pets

    Yeah rubber frog-baits of that pattern would be the ones to use.
    Yeah rubber frog-baits of that pattern would be the ones to use.
    Yeah rubber frog-baits of that pattern would be the ones to use.
    Yeah rubber frog-baits of that pattern would be the ones to use.

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  3. Jenni

    Quail - Breeding stock and inbreeding

    LOL, yeah maybe... I might have to :)
    LOL, yeah maybe... I might have to :)
    LOL, yeah maybe... I might have to :)
    LOL, yeah maybe... I might have to :)
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  4. 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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  5. Mark

    50 Ducks in a Hot Tub

    It's madness but I subscribed to his channel for a looksee occasionally - he has actually got quite a following!
    It's madness but I subscribed to his channel for a looksee occasionally - he has actually got quite a following!
    It's madness but I subscribed to his channel for a looksee occasionally - he has actually got quite a following!
    It's madness but I subscribed to his channel for a looksee occasionally - he has actually got quite a following!
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  6. 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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  7. CoolBlueDude

    Quail and other game birds help

    Awesome Scott :twothumbsup: Just as a reminder to everyone, if you do have specific questions about quail or other game birds directed to Scott or even generally, please start a NEW thread (discussion) in the...
    Awesome Scott :twothumbsup: Just as a reminder to everyone, if you do have specific questions about quail or other game birds directed to Scott or even generally, please start a NEW thread (discussion) in the relevant section and give the thread a specific title. This will make it easier for others to find...
    Awesome Scott :twothumbsup: Just as a reminder to everyone, if you do have specific questions about quail or other game birds directed to Scott or even generally, please start a NEW thread (discussion) in the relevant section and give the thread a specific...
    Awesome Scott :twothumbsup: Just as a reminder to everyone, if you do have specific questions about quail or other game birds directed to Scott or even generally, please start a NEW thread (discussion) in the...
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  8. Mark

    Possibly getting 100 Native bee hives on my property

    Oh, well there ya go, perhaps he is only intending to split them and multiply? I'll have to ask him... Yep all full Stevo. I'm really happy I was able to solve the leaking issue - it's magic,...
    Oh, well there ya go, perhaps he is only intending to split them and multiply? I'll have to ask him... Yep all full Stevo. I'm really happy I was able to solve the leaking issue - it's magic, and a nice place to sit watching the bids have fun :dance: Yeah Steve - what Stevo said, these bees are...
    Oh, well there ya go, perhaps he is only intending to split them and multiply? I'll have to ask him... Yep all full Stevo. I'm really happy I was able to solve the leaking issue - it's magic, and a nice place to sit watching the bids have fun :dance:...
    Oh, well there ya go, perhaps he is only intending to split them and multiply? I'll have to ask him... Yep all full Stevo. I'm really happy I was able to solve the leaking issue - it's magic,...

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  9. 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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  10. Mark

    Funny picture of dog, cat, and chickens looking through window

    It's definitely NOT bath time :)
    It's definitely NOT bath time :)
    It's definitely NOT bath time :)
    It's definitely NOT bath time :)

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  11. Lee-Mika

    Ideas for brooders without electric power

    I've moved this to a new thread because it's a really good question and deserves it's own space - sorry for any inconvenience. I guess natural brooding is obvious but it does work... About 2...
    I've moved this to a new thread because it's a really good question and deserves it's own space - sorry for any inconvenience. I guess natural brooding is obvious but it does work... About 2 years ago I let one of our hens incubate and brood her own chicks - it was about 10 all up and they...
    I've moved this to a new thread because it's a really good question and deserves it's own space - sorry for any inconvenience. I guess natural brooding is obvious but it does work... About 2 years ago I let one of our hens incubate and brood...
    I've moved this to a new thread because it's a really good question and deserves it's own space - sorry for any inconvenience. I guess natural brooding is obvious but it does work... About 2...
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  12. Mark

    Cool quail growing and processing video in backyard

    Check out this excellent backyard quail growing and processing video from I'm a survivor and thriver This lady grows her quail at home for consumption purposes and I reckon she does a great...
    Check out this excellent backyard quail growing and processing video from I'm a survivor and thriver This lady grows her quail at home for consumption purposes and I reckon she does a great job! In the video she explains her small processing set-up and why she's culling some of her flock....
    Check out this excellent backyard quail growing and processing video from I'm a survivor and thriver This lady grows her quail at home for consumption purposes and I reckon she does a great job! In the video she explains her small processing...
    Check out this excellent backyard quail growing and processing video from I'm a survivor and thriver This lady grows her quail at home for consumption purposes and I reckon she does a great...
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  13. Johnm64

    My Ducks

    Yes, that's a good idea :think:imagine how fertile that sludge would be... I just love free homemade fertiliser, FANTASTIC!
    Yes, that's a good idea :think:imagine how fertile that sludge would be... I just love free homemade fertiliser, FANTASTIC!
    Yes, that's a good idea :think:imagine how fertile that sludge would be... I just love free homemade fertiliser, FANTASTIC!
    Yes, that's a good idea :think:imagine how fertile that sludge would be... I just love free homemade fertiliser, FANTASTIC!

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  14. Johnm64

    Geese

    That's brilliant :D
    That's brilliant :D
    That's brilliant :D
    That's brilliant :D

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  15. stevo

    Heliciculture - Snail Farming

    Geez, that looked like snail heaven with all those greens! :D
    Geez, that looked like snail heaven with all those greens! :D
    Geez, that looked like snail heaven with all those greens! :D
    Geez, that looked like snail heaven with all those greens! :D

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  16. Hope

    Quail food supplements

    Hi David, I totally agree with you. We are situated about 50 mins drive north of Brisbane, next to Caboolture - Greenbank is south of Brisbane. Thank you for the compliment re. our set-up, we...
    Hi David, I totally agree with you. We are situated about 50 mins drive north of Brisbane, next to Caboolture - Greenbank is south of Brisbane. Thank you for the compliment re. our set-up, we work hard at keeping it comfortable for all the quail. Cheers, Glenys
    Hi David, I totally agree with you. We are situated about 50 mins drive north of Brisbane, next to Caboolture - Greenbank is south of Brisbane. Thank you for the compliment re. our set-up, we work hard at keeping it comfortable for all the...
    Hi David, I totally agree with you. We are situated about 50 mins drive north of Brisbane, next to Caboolture - Greenbank is south of Brisbane. Thank you for the compliment re. our set-up, we...
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  17. Mark

    Feeding sprouted seeds or beans to quails

    You can post whatever you see fit here on SSC David (most videos are allowed to be shared if not they usually say so). Poly tunnel for free ranging quail is a novel idea... I like it! Going to...
    You can post whatever you see fit here on SSC David (most videos are allowed to be shared if not they usually say so). Poly tunnel for free ranging quail is a novel idea... I like it! Going to have to think about that :think:
    You can post whatever you see fit here on SSC David (most videos are allowed to be shared if not they usually say so). Poly tunnel for free ranging quail is a novel idea... I like it! Going to have to think about that :think:
    You can post whatever you see fit here on SSC David (most videos are allowed to be shared if not they usually say so). Poly tunnel for free ranging quail is a novel idea... I like it! Going to...
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  18. 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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  19. Mark

    New quail batch (first for the year)

    This little fella is the first of our quail hatchlings for the year. We had four hatch out early because they were given a start by a broody quail hen. I had suspected these four may have been...
    This little fella is the first of our quail hatchlings for the year. We had four hatch out early because they were given a start by a broody quail hen. I had suspected these four may have been naturally incubated for several days as I found them at the back of the pen under mum (quail sitting on...
    This little fella is the first of our quail hatchlings for the year. We had four hatch out early because they were given a start by a broody quail hen. I had suspected these four may have been naturally incubated for several days as I found them...
    This little fella is the first of our quail hatchlings for the year. We had four hatch out early because they were given a start by a broody quail hen. I had suspected these four may have been...
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  20. Mark

    Breeding Japanese or Coturnix Quail - A Backyard Guide

    I've been meaning to write an article specifically about breeding quail (Japanese, coturnix) for some time now so here it is :) Breeding Japanese or Coturnix Quail - A Backyard Guide It's a pretty...
    I've been meaning to write an article specifically about breeding quail (Japanese, coturnix) for some time now so here it is :) Breeding Japanese or Coturnix Quail - A Backyard Guide It's a pretty long read but the article does cover quite a bit of info about breeding quail from egg to adult and...
    I've been meaning to write an article specifically about breeding quail (Japanese, coturnix) for some time now so here it is :) Breeding Japanese or Coturnix Quail - A Backyard Guide It's a pretty long read but the article does cover quite a bit...
    I've been meaning to write an article specifically about breeding quail (Japanese, coturnix) for some time now so here it is :) Breeding Japanese or Coturnix Quail - A Backyard Guide It's a pretty...

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  21. Glenys & Jo

    DEXTER COWS LOOKING FOR NEW HOME.

    DEXTER COWS 3 very quiet, black coloured, pregnant Dexter cows {miniature cattle} 4.5 years, 4 years & 2.5 years. The girls are fat and shiny, they were recently wormed with Cydectin & ear tagged...
    DEXTER COWS 3 very quiet, black coloured, pregnant Dexter cows {miniature cattle} 4.5 years, 4 years & 2.5 years. The girls are fat and shiny, they were recently wormed with Cydectin & ear tagged for Buffalo Fly. We would prefer they go together, to a good home only. $450 each or the 3 for...
    DEXTER COWS 3 very quiet, black coloured, pregnant Dexter cows {miniature cattle} 4.5 years, 4 years & 2.5 years. The girls are fat and shiny, they were recently wormed with Cydectin & ear tagged for Buffalo Fly. We would prefer they go...
    DEXTER COWS 3 very quiet, black coloured, pregnant Dexter cows {miniature cattle} 4.5 years, 4 years & 2.5 years. The girls are fat and shiny, they were recently wormed with Cydectin & ear tagged...

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  22. Mark

    My 6 recommendations for keeping ducks in the backyard

    Thanks mate. You're welcome to go for a swim but I won't join you (not enough room for two guys and a duck) :ROFL:
    Thanks mate. You're welcome to go for a swim but I won't join you (not enough room for two guys and a duck) :ROFL:
    Thanks mate. You're welcome to go for a swim but I won't join you (not enough room for two guys and a duck) :ROFL:
    Thanks mate. You're welcome to go for a swim but I won't join you (not enough room for two guys and a duck) :ROFL:

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  23. Mark

    Talk Turkeys

    Sorry to hear about the latest batch of turkeys failing Scott but being over by 1.5 degrees for a sustained period will likely cause problems. Now that you have the incubator calibrated close to...
    Sorry to hear about the latest batch of turkeys failing Scott but being over by 1.5 degrees for a sustained period will likely cause problems. Now that you have the incubator calibrated close to the right temp you should get better results - fingers crossed. One turkey left for Xmas hey so...
    Sorry to hear about the latest batch of turkeys failing Scott but being over by 1.5 degrees for a sustained period will likely cause problems. Now that you have the incubator calibrated close to the right temp you should get better results -...
    Sorry to hear about the latest batch of turkeys failing Scott but being over by 1.5 degrees for a sustained period will likely cause problems. Now that you have the incubator calibrated close to...

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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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  25. Mark

    General Brooder discussion for chickens or other poultry

    Breeder box old draw unit from kitchen, hardwood pailings from demo'd fence, wire found on propery. Cost me $2 in screws, heat globe $45, lamp holder, $20. I'm a Sparkie by trade. I get heaps of...
    Breeder box old draw unit from kitchen, hardwood pailings from demo'd fence, wire found on propery. Cost me $2 in screws, heat globe $45, lamp holder, $20. I'm a Sparkie by trade. I get heaps of calls regarding solar or discussion on saving energy. I worked in high tech marine systems of all...
    Breeder box old draw unit from kitchen, hardwood pailings from demo'd fence, wire found on propery. Cost me $2 in screws, heat globe $45, lamp holder, $20. I'm a Sparkie by trade. I get heaps of calls regarding solar or discussion on saving...
    Breeder box old draw unit from kitchen, hardwood pailings from demo'd fence, wire found on propery. Cost me $2 in screws, heat globe $45, lamp holder, $20. I'm a Sparkie by trade. I get heaps of...

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