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  1. Mark

    Mark Founder Staff Member

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    You should see the grin on my face reading this post - it's a laugh (in a good way). Brilliant :D And, you sure have a way with names...

    16 birds on the go by hand and I thought I had it tough hatching out 50 quail once - that's nothing compared to hand raising 16 parrots and budgies by syringe!

    There was a hobby farm/pet shop over in Caboolture (but it went bust) and they used to often have their baby parrots at the counter with them as they served customers. The little guys would be walking around on the cash register etc - funny as. The hand raised birds were quite a bit more to buy than the untamed and I guess that's because a lot of work goes into raising them?
     
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    Glad someone gets a laugh out of them Mark.
    I think the easiest and quietest of them to hand raise would be the Quarrion. I used to sell a lot to pay for feed etc.
    PS. If you look closely at the goldfish pic, you will see a craybob in the bottom left corner, almost forgot about him. I really went outside the box when I named him Bobby.
     
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    stevo Backyard Farmer Premium Member

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    phone pic from today, my neice and one of her silkies (i put the sunnies on her as a disguise, incase she didn't want to be seen publicly with a chicken on her head)

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  4. Mark

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    Those silkies must be pretty tame to just sit on someone's head like that :eek:
     
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    stevo Backyard Farmer Premium Member

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    Yeah Mark, it gets handled a lot.

    They also have a "Indian Runner" duck. Really nice colours.

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    Beautiful looking duck. I've got khaki Campbell's and they look very similar! Some of my chickens are pretty tame but most won't let people just pick them up - I need to work on that. :)
     
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    I took this today, not a very good photo because it's all fast , they all want a piece of the grasshopper so they all run around trying to get it from eachother.

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    Head shot of Mrs Earrings - I love the comb and white ears on this hen (we've nicknamed her Mrs Earrings) :)

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    I bought another two Belgians on Saturday, These are pretty young still, a few months old, this is called a Lavender colour. Grey with white speckles.
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    How cute are those feathered feet... Are they settling in ok?
     
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    It's like putting some new inmates in jail, they all have to sort out the pecking order. There's a fair bit of standing around staring at each other, and a few threats and pecks from a couple of the current bullies.
     
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    Light Sussex hen and drinker cup...

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    Great photo Mark.
    I picked up a 'chicken' book at the book shop the other day and the wife was picking out all the cute chickens she wants.
    Can't wait to have a chicken family of my own....
     
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    You guys will love them mate :twothumbsup: We saw some awesome birds at the Ekka the other day - spent about an hour looking at all the different breeds. There were so many I wanted but I'd really like to get a Plymouth Rock (or two) next. The feather patterns and colours are magic...
     
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    I was working in the shed today... Terry the chicken jumped up in to the window so I grabbed a pic with the phone. She did this three times, like she was looking for something, jumped on to the bench then off and out the door, then eventually wondered off to lay an egg in the chicken coop.

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    Awww, how cute she just wants to see what you are up to :)
     
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    Sunbaking chicken... and rooster

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    Aww, bugger it. I've got the coops already, so I might have to get a few chooks I s'pose. Youz blokes are a BAD INFLUENCE ! :D
     
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    Love all the photos of the chicken's I've only had mine for a few weeks but I'll post some photos when I get the chance.
     
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    Please do! :twothumbsup:
     
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