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

    Cups or nipples

    Thanks for the replies, I didn’t get notice of these. Running a hose on the ground is not practical if I leave the house. We want them to be set up for weekends away etc. There are now...
    Thanks for the replies, I didn’t get notice of these. Running a hose on the ground is not practical if I leave the house. We want them to be set up for weekends away etc. There are now horizontal nipples and they sound pretty good so might look at going that way :)
    Thanks for the replies, I didn’t get notice of these. Running a hose on the ground is not practical if I leave the house. We want them to be set up for weekends away etc. There are now horizontal nipples and they sound pretty good so might look...
    Thanks for the replies, I didn’t get notice of these. Running a hose on the ground is not practical if I leave the house. We want them to be set up for weekends away etc. There are now...
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  2. Mark
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    Tricks to tell if eggs are fertile or not... quail, chicken, duck

    Awesome post! I tried candling my last eggs which all failed but I still couldn't really tell. I found it really hard to see through the shells event though I had a proper egg candling torch I...
    Awesome post! I tried candling my last eggs which all failed but I still couldn't really tell. I found it really hard to see through the shells event though I had a proper egg candling torch I bought from Bellsouth. Maybe it's because I still don't really know what I'm looking for :blush:. Would...
    Awesome post! I tried candling my last eggs which all failed but I still couldn't really tell. I found it really hard to see through the shells event though I had a proper egg candling torch I bought from Bellsouth. Maybe it's because I still...
    Awesome post! I tried candling my last eggs which all failed but I still couldn't really tell. I found it really hard to see through the shells event though I had a proper egg candling torch I...

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  3. Ray Speed
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    Fresh Farm killed Piggy

    All adds up to support the self-sufficiency argument, methinks!
    All adds up to support the self-sufficiency argument, methinks!
    All adds up to support the self-sufficiency argument, methinks!
    All adds up to support the self-sufficiency argument, methinks!
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  4. ClissAT

    Mushrooms for Bees

    Hello ClissAT Thanks for posting this, I found it very interesting. I don’t keep bees but it’s on my one day list. Do you have a hive?Wonder what the “mushrooms beds” at his house involved? I’ve...
    Hello ClissAT Thanks for posting this, I found it very interesting. I don’t keep bees but it’s on my one day list. Do you have a hive?Wonder what the “mushrooms beds” at his house involved? I’ve had the exact medical protocol he mentioned regarding his mother and also took a supplement...
    Hello ClissAT Thanks for posting this, I found it very interesting. I don’t keep bees but it’s on my one day list. Do you have a hive?Wonder what the “mushrooms beds” at his house involved? I’ve had the exact medical protocol he mentioned...
    Hello ClissAT Thanks for posting this, I found it very interesting. I don’t keep bees but it’s on my one day list. Do you have a hive?Wonder what the “mushrooms beds” at his house involved? I’ve...
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  5. Joan Denoo

    Recommend Test chickens' preference cage or free range

    Yes I agree with Ray. Chooks always want to move around outside under large trees. From dawn to dusk and just come back into the pen to lay their egg, get a drink and have a feed of grain.
    Yes I agree with Ray. Chooks always want to move around outside under large trees. From dawn to dusk and just come back into the pen to lay their egg, get a drink and have a feed of grain.
    Yes I agree with Ray. Chooks always want to move around outside under large trees. From dawn to dusk and just come back into the pen to lay their egg, get a drink and have a feed of grain.
    Yes I agree with Ray. Chooks always want to move around outside under large trees. From dawn to dusk and just come back into the pen to lay their egg, get a drink and have a feed of grain.
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  6. Ray Speed

    Two new hives on the property

    they are awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    they are awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    they are awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    they are awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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  7. Ray Speed
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    Baby Brahma's (Next generation)

    Absolutely awesome Ray.
    Absolutely awesome Ray.
    Absolutely awesome Ray.
    Absolutely awesome Ray.

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  8. Owlonthewing

    Hatching Quail

    Thanks Mark and Matthew, Final tally was 13 quail and 5 chickens. So approx 1/2 hatched. It was good to know I could leave them for 48 hours. Next time I will do chickens seperately so I don't...
    Thanks Mark and Matthew, Final tally was 13 quail and 5 chickens. So approx 1/2 hatched. It was good to know I could leave them for 48 hours. Next time I will do chickens seperately so I don't have the problem of disturbing the eggs at the wrong time. Also we were lucky to get what we did as...
    Thanks Mark and Matthew, Final tally was 13 quail and 5 chickens. So approx 1/2 hatched. It was good to know I could leave them for 48 hours. Next time I will do chickens seperately so I don't have the problem of disturbing the eggs at the...
    Thanks Mark and Matthew, Final tally was 13 quail and 5 chickens. So approx 1/2 hatched. It was good to know I could leave them for 48 hours. Next time I will do chickens seperately so I don't...

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  9. Rachel

    What predator does this?

    It is probably a hawk - I've lost young pullets to hawks but never a fully grown hen. I think it's the size and also hens are savvier and hide undercover if they see a BOP hanging around.
    It is probably a hawk - I've lost young pullets to hawks but never a fully grown hen. I think it's the size and also hens are savvier and hide undercover if they see a BOP hanging around.
    It is probably a hawk - I've lost young pullets to hawks but never a fully grown hen. I think it's the size and also hens are savvier and hide undercover if they see a BOP hanging around.
    It is probably a hawk - I've lost young pullets to hawks but never a fully grown hen. I think it's the size and also hens are savvier and hide undercover if they see a BOP hanging around.
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  10. stevo

    Native Bees & Splitting Native Bee Hives

    Just found your posts re native bees and would like to know of anyone who may like to sell one for our garden , I just love the little critters they are certainly having a ball at the moment just...
    Just found your posts re native bees and would like to know of anyone who may like to sell one for our garden , I just love the little critters they are certainly having a ball at the moment just not sure how far they are traveling to get here so would like to have a hive nearby , not interested...
    Just found your posts re native bees and would like to know of anyone who may like to sell one for our garden , I just love the little critters they are certainly having a ball at the moment just not sure how far they are traveling to get here so...
    Just found your posts re native bees and would like to know of anyone who may like to sell one for our garden , I just love the little critters they are certainly having a ball at the moment just...

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  11. Perry

    Question HONEY BEES

    I would wait until you see some queen cells because you can then do a split and still have plenty left (pollen, honey, brood etc) in the original hive.
    I would wait until you see some queen cells because you can then do a split and still have plenty left (pollen, honey, brood etc) in the original hive.
    I would wait until you see some queen cells because you can then do a split and still have plenty left (pollen, honey, brood etc) in the original hive.
    I would wait until you see some queen cells because you can then do a split and still have plenty left (pollen, honey, brood etc) in the original hive.
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  12. Alma Jean

    Question How to build a 4 yard rotation natural habit for quail

    Wow what fantastic ideas. I might try some myself.
    Wow what fantastic ideas. I might try some myself.
    Wow what fantastic ideas. I might try some myself.
    Wow what fantastic ideas. I might try some myself.

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  13. Ray Speed

    Brahma Babies

    Well apart from supplying meat and eggs, the Brahma flock is pumping out the babies These are the next generation coming up :) so so cute
    Well apart from supplying meat and eggs, the Brahma flock is pumping out the babies These are the next generation coming up :) so so cute
    Well apart from supplying meat and eggs, the Brahma flock is pumping out the babies These are the next generation coming up :) so so cute
    Well apart from supplying meat and eggs, the Brahma flock is pumping out the babies These are the next generation coming up :) so so cute
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  14. Mark

    How to stop chicken eating her own eggs?

    Get one of those fake dummy eggs and drop it into the flock. They all go to check it out and find it is something they can't eat. Do this a few times here and there over time to reinforce the...
    Get one of those fake dummy eggs and drop it into the flock. They all go to check it out and find it is something they can't eat. Do this a few times here and there over time to reinforce the idea. I found this worked for me.
    Get one of those fake dummy eggs and drop it into the flock. They all go to check it out and find it is something they can't eat. Do this a few times here and there over time to reinforce the idea. I found this worked for me.
    Get one of those fake dummy eggs and drop it into the flock. They all go to check it out and find it is something they can't eat. Do this a few times here and there over time to reinforce the...
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  15. Ray Speed

    The girls are starting to pump,

    we are just waiting for our blue to come :)
    we are just waiting for our blue to come :)
    we are just waiting for our blue to come :)
    we are just waiting for our blue to come :)
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  16. Mel b.

    Question Incubator JN4-48

    Hi, I'm new to this site, so sorry if this has already been covered. I just got an incubator JN4-48. I have been searching on line for the instruction manual. So far I have not been able to find...
    Hi, I'm new to this site, so sorry if this has already been covered. I just got an incubator JN4-48. I have been searching on line for the instruction manual. So far I have not been able to find it. Can anyone help? Many thanks.
    Hi, I'm new to this site, so sorry if this has already been covered. I just got an incubator JN4-48. I have been searching on line for the instruction manual. So far I have not been able to find it. Can anyone help? Many thanks.
    Hi, I'm new to this site, so sorry if this has already been covered. I just got an incubator JN4-48. I have been searching on line for the instruction manual. So far I have not been able to find...
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  17. stevo

    Question Do Jumbo Quail, or similar Quail make much noise?

    Can you have more than 5 females to one male? and would that ratio be enough for a suburban back yard ... for like 2 people?
    Can you have more than 5 females to one male? and would that ratio be enough for a suburban back yard ... for like 2 people?
    Can you have more than 5 females to one male? and would that ratio be enough for a suburban back yard ... for like 2 people?
    Can you have more than 5 females to one male? and would that ratio be enough for a suburban back yard ... for like 2 people?
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  18. Wayland.

    Modern Bee Keeping.

    Thanks for the link! They do look nice. I'll have to try one in the years to come. See if they can survive our winters. Marty
    Thanks for the link! They do look nice. I'll have to try one in the years to come. See if they can survive our winters. Marty
    Thanks for the link! They do look nice. I'll have to try one in the years to come. See if they can survive our winters. Marty
    Thanks for the link! They do look nice. I'll have to try one in the years to come. See if they can survive our winters. Marty
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  19. ClissAT

    Kenyan Top Bar bee hives

    This wiki info about top bar hives is quite informative.
    This wiki info about top bar hives is quite informative.
    This wiki info about top bar hives is quite informative.
    This wiki info about top bar hives is quite informative.

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  20. MariaGatti

    Black soldier fly small farm

    Hi Maria and welcome. Well having a soldier fly farm is certainly different although not unheard of because they do a fine job of helping with wet compost. As for controlling their development...
    Hi Maria and welcome. Well having a soldier fly farm is certainly different although not unheard of because they do a fine job of helping with wet compost. As for controlling their development stages, I think only trial and error will help you there. They grow and breed really well in wet...
    Hi Maria and welcome. Well having a soldier fly farm is certainly different although not unheard of because they do a fine job of helping with wet compost. As for controlling their development stages, I think only trial and error will help you...
    Hi Maria and welcome. Well having a soldier fly farm is certainly different although not unheard of because they do a fine job of helping with wet compost. As for controlling their development...
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  21. Mariette

    Incubator Chinese No name JN 48 Manual

    I got one of the 48 egg turners for Christmas and am just now going to use it. I think my temp and humidity are fine, but it does not look like my egg turner is working. Is this a quick and...
    I got one of the 48 egg turners for Christmas and am just now going to use it. I think my temp and humidity are fine, but it does not look like my egg turner is working. Is this a quick and obvious motion, or is this a very slow turning process that I would notice it at exactly the 2 hour...
    I got one of the 48 egg turners for Christmas and am just now going to use it. I think my temp and humidity are fine, but it does not look like my egg turner is working. Is this a quick and obvious motion, or is this a very slow turning process...
    I got one of the 48 egg turners for Christmas and am just now going to use it. I think my temp and humidity are fine, but it does not look like my egg turner is working. Is this a quick and...

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  22. Ray Speed

    22 New Brahma Chooks

    Hey MArk indeed they are a large breed, they will be our meat birds as we move forward, we are lucky to have a close friend that breeds heritage chooks and she spins off all her unwanted roosters,...
    Hey MArk indeed they are a large breed, they will be our meat birds as we move forward, we are lucky to have a close friend that breeds heritage chooks and she spins off all her unwanted roosters, so currently there are 13 wheatons in with the Brahma flock fattening up :)
    Hey MArk indeed they are a large breed, they will be our meat birds as we move forward, we are lucky to have a close friend that breeds heritage chooks and she spins off all her unwanted roosters, so currently there are 13 wheatons in with the...
    Hey MArk indeed they are a large breed, they will be our meat birds as we move forward, we are lucky to have a close friend that breeds heritage chooks and she spins off all her unwanted roosters,...
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  23. Ray Speed

    16 new girls today!!!!!!!!!!!!

    we have a brahma flock and a few larger breeds and between them and the goats they are poop machines, every week we are adding to the beds some great fertilizer :) so we are seriously into our...
    we have a brahma flock and a few larger breeds and between them and the goats they are poop machines, every week we are adding to the beds some great fertilizer :) so we are seriously into our ****e as well lol
    we have a brahma flock and a few larger breeds and between them and the goats they are poop machines, every week we are adding to the beds some great fertilizer :) so we are seriously into our ****e as well lol
    we have a brahma flock and a few larger breeds and between them and the goats they are poop machines, every week we are adding to the beds some great fertilizer :) so we are seriously into our...
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  24. Ray Speed

    New French Feathered Leg Cuckoo Maran Rooster and others

    The New boy is a French Cuckoo Maran rooster, not a Plymouth ROck, they do look similar :) the other feathered ones are Brahma (Is that the video with the 2 Vorwerks)? if so yes Brahma, and boys and...
    The New boy is a French Cuckoo Maran rooster, not a Plymouth ROck, they do look similar :) the other feathered ones are Brahma (Is that the video with the 2 Vorwerks)? if so yes Brahma, and boys and girls, they are primarily our meat chooks, we have 30 hens with 3 roosters in the top paddock and...
    The New boy is a French Cuckoo Maran rooster, not a Plymouth ROck, they do look similar :) the other feathered ones are Brahma (Is that the video with the 2 Vorwerks)? if so yes Brahma, and boys and girls, they are primarily our meat chooks, we...
    The New boy is a French Cuckoo Maran rooster, not a Plymouth ROck, they do look similar :) the other feathered ones are Brahma (Is that the video with the 2 Vorwerks)? if so yes Brahma, and boys and...
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  25. Ray Speed

    Few Pet videos

    we do like a mixed bag, they are very peaceful, after a day at work love sitting in front of these
    we do like a mixed bag, they are very peaceful, after a day at work love sitting in front of these
    we do like a mixed bag, they are very peaceful, after a day at work love sitting in front of these
    we do like a mixed bag, they are very peaceful, after a day at work love sitting in front of these
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