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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. ClissAT

    Eggcellent filing cabinet conversion

    Excellent concept! :cheers:
    Excellent concept! :cheers:
    Excellent concept! :cheers:
    Excellent concept! :cheers:

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  9. David Trees

    Question OK... So what different protein based foods can ...

    Go easy on the mealworms hey - well there ya go too much of a good thing! I do tend to feed my flock plenty of tomatoes and fresh produce out of the patch in general it's just another good...
    Go easy on the mealworms hey - well there ya go too much of a good thing! I do tend to feed my flock plenty of tomatoes and fresh produce out of the patch in general it's just another good reason to grow more produce than ya need.
    Go easy on the mealworms hey - well there ya go too much of a good thing! I do tend to feed my flock plenty of tomatoes and fresh produce out of the patch in general it's just another good reason to grow more produce than ya need.
    Go easy on the mealworms hey - well there ya go too much of a good thing! I do tend to feed my flock plenty of tomatoes and fresh produce out of the patch in general it's just another good...

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  10. knightchook

    ivermectin on chickens for mites and lice

    For those interested in buying a commercial Ivermectin based product online (Australian's only) City Chicks does retail one and here's a link to the product they sell for backyard hens. This...
    For those interested in buying a commercial Ivermectin based product online (Australian's only) City Chicks does retail one and here's a link to the product they sell for backyard hens. This product is now only marketed for external parasites but a few years ago they sold it as an all in one...
    For those interested in buying a commercial Ivermectin based product online (Australian's only) City Chicks does retail one and here's a link to the product they sell for backyard hens. This product is now only marketed for external parasites...
    For those interested in buying a commercial Ivermectin based product online (Australian's only) City Chicks does retail one and here's a link to the product they sell for backyard hens. This...
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  11. Letsgokate

    Honey flow on tap

    Steve has been hinting at this product for some time and shown us their progress in developing the product commercially. It's a clever concept and is going through pretty rigorous R&D. Should...
    Steve has been hinting at this product for some time and shown us their progress in developing the product commercially. It's a clever concept and is going through pretty rigorous R&D. Should become viable but a small market overall I reckon.
    Steve has been hinting at this product for some time and shown us their progress in developing the product commercially. It's a clever concept and is going through pretty rigorous R&D. Should become viable but a small market overall I reckon.
    Steve has been hinting at this product for some time and shown us their progress in developing the product commercially. It's a clever concept and is going through pretty rigorous R&D. Should...
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  12. stevo

    Solitary Bees

    Great stuff Steve. Amazing variety in bees alone. Fascinating. Thanks for sharing.
    Great stuff Steve. Amazing variety in bees alone. Fascinating. Thanks for sharing.
    Great stuff Steve. Amazing variety in bees alone. Fascinating. Thanks for sharing.
    Great stuff Steve. Amazing variety in bees alone. Fascinating. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Mark

    Our first natural duck hatching Pekins ducklings

    So cute :)
    So cute :)
    So cute :)
    So cute :)

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  15. Mark

    Question Solar electric fence energisers - do they work good enough to deter foxes?

    That's really interesting Ken - I didn't know they degraded that quickly. I don't really have any predators around either at the moment so it looks like a really cheap way to get a temporary chook...
    That's really interesting Ken - I didn't know they degraded that quickly. I don't really have any predators around either at the moment so it looks like a really cheap way to get a temporary chook enclosure going.
    That's really interesting Ken - I didn't know they degraded that quickly. I don't really have any predators around either at the moment so it looks like a really cheap way to get a temporary chook enclosure going.
    That's really interesting Ken - I didn't know they degraded that quickly. I don't really have any predators around either at the moment so it looks like a really cheap way to get a temporary chook...
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  16. Bennyl

    Breeding quails

    Cheers mark will look into it
    Cheers mark will look into it
    Cheers mark will look into it
    Cheers mark will look into it
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  17. Mark

    Question Worried about chicken water drinkers freezing over winter when going away

    Crikey! I can imagine how cold that would be. It's interesting how other water stations freeze up but the drum and attachments don't but I suppose apart from the stored heat in the concrete...
    Crikey! I can imagine how cold that would be. It's interesting how other water stations freeze up but the drum and attachments don't but I suppose apart from the stored heat in the concrete being under cover/enclosed would help too.
    Crikey! I can imagine how cold that would be. It's interesting how other water stations freeze up but the drum and attachments don't but I suppose apart from the stored heat in the concrete being under cover/enclosed would help too.
    Crikey! I can imagine how cold that would be. It's interesting how other water stations freeze up but the drum and attachments don't but I suppose apart from the stored heat in the concrete...
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. Letsgokate
    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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  25. 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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