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. letsgo

    Question Chicken Drinkers

    Coincidently, I actually have to replace my cup drinkers now :D I forgot to mention (I should have, sorry) that I found an issue with the lube cups drinkers sold by Dine-a-chook whereby the cups...
    Coincidently, I actually have to replace my cup drinkers now :D I forgot to mention (I should have, sorry) that I found an issue with the lube cups drinkers sold by Dine-a-chook whereby the cups weren't filling correctly. I purchased some a few years ago and brought it to the attention of Ryan...
    Coincidently, I actually have to replace my cup drinkers now :D I forgot to mention (I should have, sorry) that I found an issue with the lube cups drinkers sold by Dine-a-chook whereby the cups weren't filling correctly. I purchased some a few...
    Coincidently, I actually have to replace my cup drinkers now :D I forgot to mention (I should have, sorry) that I found an issue with the lube cups drinkers sold by Dine-a-chook whereby the cups...
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  3. Mark

    First snake of the season

    I never got a shot at the rats because they were too quick to film at night but the snake put a stop to that anyway :D
    I never got a shot at the rats because they were too quick to film at night but the snake put a stop to that anyway :D
    I never got a shot at the rats because they were too quick to film at night but the snake put a stop to that anyway :D
    I never got a shot at the rats because they were too quick to film at night but the snake put a stop to that anyway :D

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  4. Mark

    Question Does anyone have a Royal Rooster drinker?

    Yes, that's a great idea! Cause sure as eggs if I screwed mine in it would leak :p
    Yes, that's a great idea! Cause sure as eggs if I screwed mine in it would leak :p
    Yes, that's a great idea! Cause sure as eggs if I screwed mine in it would leak :p
    Yes, that's a great idea! Cause sure as eggs if I screwed mine in it would leak :p
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  5. Jenni

    Quail loosing feathers

    The pressure is on now birds! :chop:
    The pressure is on now birds! :chop:
    The pressure is on now birds! :chop:
    The pressure is on now birds! :chop:
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  6. Mark

    Natural hatching chicken hen

    Matey, Matey, Matey....Not yet. It is just re-assuring to know that once the 2 already existing chookyards are established with 3 foot tall pick, that I have the contacts.... The veg garden is all...
    Matey, Matey, Matey....Not yet. It is just re-assuring to know that once the 2 already existing chookyards are established with 3 foot tall pick, that I have the contacts.... The veg garden is all well and good, but day-free chooks need a distraction before I can let them do their thing... They...
    Matey, Matey, Matey....Not yet. It is just re-assuring to know that once the 2 already existing chookyards are established with 3 foot tall pick, that I have the contacts.... The veg garden is all well and good, but day-free chooks need a...
    Matey, Matey, Matey....Not yet. It is just re-assuring to know that once the 2 already existing chookyards are established with 3 foot tall pick, that I have the contacts.... The veg garden is all...

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  7. Wendara Farm
    Like x 3

    First chicken slaughter today.....

    Chicken and corn soup? That's nice with a drop of soy sauce. You could try roasting - it might be a little tough but the taste should be good.
    Chicken and corn soup? That's nice with a drop of soy sauce. You could try roasting - it might be a little tough but the taste should be good.
    Chicken and corn soup? That's nice with a drop of soy sauce. You could try roasting - it might be a little tough but the taste should be good.
    Chicken and corn soup? That's nice with a drop of soy sauce. You could try roasting - it might be a little tough but the taste should be good.
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Johnm64

    Geese

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

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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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