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

    Growing sorghum for chicken feed

    Good video Mark. Goof info and nicely edited :twothumbsup:
    Good video Mark. Goof info and nicely edited :twothumbsup:
    Good video Mark. Goof info and nicely edited :twothumbsup:
    Good video Mark. Goof info and nicely edited :twothumbsup:

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  2. stevo

    Pollinator Link

    Yeah - I guess so... It's probably already done to an extent anyway as long as we keep our backyards and continue to grow things in them which encourage wildlife/animals. Inner city is probably...
    Yeah - I guess so... It's probably already done to an extent anyway as long as we keep our backyards and continue to grow things in them which encourage wildlife/animals. Inner city is probably where the dead zones are mostly, so the key would be to resist turning the outer suburbs into...
    Yeah - I guess so... It's probably already done to an extent anyway as long as we keep our backyards and continue to grow things in them which encourage wildlife/animals. Inner city is probably where the dead zones are mostly, so the key would be...
    Yeah - I guess so... It's probably already done to an extent anyway as long as we keep our backyards and continue to grow things in them which encourage wildlife/animals. Inner city is probably...
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  3. Mark

    Why do calves drink cows pee?

    Well, that was very interesting! Thanks @Director - something to watch for... :) Wish I could keep a few cows :(
    Well, that was very interesting! Thanks @Director - something to watch for... :) Wish I could keep a few cows :(
    Well, that was very interesting! Thanks @Director - something to watch for... :) Wish I could keep a few cows :(
    Well, that was very interesting! Thanks @Director - something to watch for... :) Wish I could keep a few cows :(

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  4. Ann

    newest additions

    Yeah Ann, that's what happened to mine it started really peaking to maintain the temps and then it eventually died... Hopefully, yours will last until the end of this batch but I fear you might...
    Yeah Ann, that's what happened to mine it started really peaking to maintain the temps and then it eventually died... Hopefully, yours will last until the end of this batch but I fear you might not get too many more hatches after this one... I could be wrong of course (hope I am) :) My Jn8-48...
    Yeah Ann, that's what happened to mine it started really peaking to maintain the temps and then it eventually died... Hopefully, yours will last until the end of this batch but I fear you might not get too many more hatches after this one... I...
    Yeah Ann, that's what happened to mine it started really peaking to maintain the temps and then it eventually died... Hopefully, yours will last until the end of this batch but I fear you might...

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  5. Jenni

    Meal worm Breeding

    Yeah it's a great idea! I haven't seen @Jenni around here for awhile but it would be interesting to know how hers are going?
    Yeah it's a great idea! I haven't seen @Jenni around here for awhile but it would be interesting to know how hers are going?
    Yeah it's a great idea! I haven't seen @Jenni around here for awhile but it would be interesting to know how hers are going?
    Yeah it's a great idea! I haven't seen @Jenni around here for awhile but it would be interesting to know how hers are going?

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  6. stevo

    Chicken being bullied

    Chickens... :rolleyes: See how it goes hey!
    Chickens... :rolleyes: See how it goes hey!
    Chickens... :rolleyes: See how it goes hey!
    Chickens... :rolleyes: See how it goes hey!
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  7. letsgo
    Love it! x 3

    Drop Snake

    That's awesome! It looks healthy doesn't it! heh. Good score for the snake, it won't have eat for ages!
    That's awesome! It looks healthy doesn't it! heh. Good score for the snake, it won't have eat for ages!
    That's awesome! It looks healthy doesn't it! heh. Good score for the snake, it won't have eat for ages!
    That's awesome! It looks healthy doesn't it! heh. Good score for the snake, it won't have eat for ages!

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  8. stevo

    Honey Bee CCD - Colony Collapse

    Insecticides are the issue for bees though (which is the crux of this discussion) but I totally agree with you on soil and other factors being very important for producing organic food overall.
    Insecticides are the issue for bees though (which is the crux of this discussion) but I totally agree with you on soil and other factors being very important for producing organic food overall.
    Insecticides are the issue for bees though (which is the crux of this discussion) but I totally agree with you on soil and other factors being very important for producing organic food overall.
    Insecticides are the issue for bees though (which is the crux of this discussion) but I totally agree with you on soil and other factors being very important for producing organic food overall.
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  9. Steve

    Mobile chicken tractor or static coop/house

    Well it sounds like a great project then! If you pull this off please make a YouTube video it'll go viral :D At least you have the mechanical background to engineer and build something that suits...
    Well it sounds like a great project then! If you pull this off please make a YouTube video it'll go viral :D At least you have the mechanical background to engineer and build something that suits your vision. If you could make a tractor that has all the built in features of a regular static pen...
    Well it sounds like a great project then! If you pull this off please make a YouTube video it'll go viral :D At least you have the mechanical background to engineer and build something that suits your vision. If you could make a tractor that has...
    Well it sounds like a great project then! If you pull this off please make a YouTube video it'll go viral :D At least you have the mechanical background to engineer and build something that suits...

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  10. Q&A

    Alternatives to killing quail when moving

    Hi Q&A, my obvious question for you is why aren't you taking your quail with you? Quail take up very little space and since you will be running chickens anyway it's not going to be hard to find a...
    Hi Q&A, my obvious question for you is why aren't you taking your quail with you? Quail take up very little space and since you will be running chickens anyway it's not going to be hard to find a spot of a nice little quail run such as this one by Jenni. Quail transport well and they're very...
    Hi Q&A, my obvious question for you is why aren't you taking your quail with you? Quail take up very little space and since you will be running chickens anyway it's not going to be hard to find a spot of a nice little quail run such as this one...
    Hi Q&A, my obvious question for you is why aren't you taking your quail with you? Quail take up very little space and since you will be running chickens anyway it's not going to be hard to find a...
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  11. Mark
    Like x 3

    I fixed my leaking dam (with Watersave)

    Xmas came early for those duckies!
    Xmas came early for those duckies!
    Xmas came early for those duckies!
    Xmas came early for those duckies!

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  12. Q&A

    How to stop foxes or dogs digging under coop doorway

    I wish I had done that to my pen from the start 10 years ago and used snake proof mesh because whilst I haven't had a dog attack in our pens for years I've lost several birds to pythons :(
    I wish I had done that to my pen from the start 10 years ago and used snake proof mesh because whilst I haven't had a dog attack in our pens for years I've lost several birds to pythons :(
    I wish I had done that to my pen from the start 10 years ago and used snake proof mesh because whilst I haven't had a dog attack in our pens for years I've lost several birds to pythons :(
    I wish I had done that to my pen from the start 10 years ago and used snake proof mesh because whilst I haven't had a dog attack in our pens for years I've lost several birds to pythons :(
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  13. Jenni

    Building my Quail Pen , by Jen

    Another big pen, with a divider, makes two :D I reckon it's just natural progression if you're interested in something. As you say, you need to be able to separate them for different reasons.
    Another big pen, with a divider, makes two :D I reckon it's just natural progression if you're interested in something. As you say, you need to be able to separate them for different reasons.
    Another big pen, with a divider, makes two :D I reckon it's just natural progression if you're interested in something. As you say, you need to be able to separate them for different reasons.
    Another big pen, with a divider, makes two :D I reckon it's just natural progression if you're interested in something. As you say, you need to be able to separate them for different reasons.

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  14. Jenni

    Janoel Model 12 Premium incubator

    Yeah was a real shame.. Was my first batch of eggs not a good start and on new year... Then on top my isolated male quail died for some reason overnight. My parents have a two story house so I...
    Yeah was a real shame.. Was my first batch of eggs not a good start and on new year... Then on top my isolated male quail died for some reason overnight. My parents have a two story house so I think I will collect some more then incubate my next batch there when they get home from holidays...
    Yeah was a real shame.. Was my first batch of eggs not a good start and on new year... Then on top my isolated male quail died for some reason overnight. My parents have a two story house so I think I will collect some more then incubate my...
    Yeah was a real shame.. Was my first batch of eggs not a good start and on new year... Then on top my isolated male quail died for some reason overnight. My parents have a two story house so I...

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  15. Jenni

    Quail eggs, now what?

    I thought I did write a recipe somewhere but I can't find it either! It's a good question though and definitely worth writing down for reference so I'll knock up a step by step guide tomorrow on...
    I thought I did write a recipe somewhere but I can't find it either! It's a good question though and definitely worth writing down for reference so I'll knock up a step by step guide tomorrow on how I do it. The process is similar to pickling chicken eggs but there are a few extra points...
    I thought I did write a recipe somewhere but I can't find it either! It's a good question though and definitely worth writing down for reference so I'll knock up a step by step guide tomorrow on how I do it. The process is similar to pickling...
    I thought I did write a recipe somewhere but I can't find it either! It's a good question though and definitely worth writing down for reference so I'll knock up a step by step guide tomorrow on...
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  16. Jenni

    Is this a normal poo from my quail?

    ooooooooo why did you have to make the photos so big... put me off my breakfast :vomit:
    ooooooooo why did you have to make the photos so big... put me off my breakfast :vomit:
    ooooooooo why did you have to make the photos so big... put me off my breakfast :vomit:
    ooooooooo why did you have to make the photos so big... put me off my breakfast :vomit:

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  17. letsgo

    Funny chicken Video

    Well I did throw some feed into the pen and that did the trick eventually but I should have gone and got some kitchen scraps from the beginning and it would have been easier yes I agree! ...
    Well I did throw some feed into the pen and that did the trick eventually but I should have gone and got some kitchen scraps from the beginning and it would have been easier yes I agree! Unfortunately, I wasn't thinking straight :)
    Well I did throw some feed into the pen and that did the trick eventually but I should have gone and got some kitchen scraps from the beginning and it would have been easier yes I agree! Unfortunately, I wasn't thinking straight :)
    Well I did throw some feed into the pen and that did the trick eventually but I should have gone and got some kitchen scraps from the beginning and it would have been easier yes I agree! ...
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  18. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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