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. Indra
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  2. Bamboochicken

    Question How to tell if eggs are double yolkers?

    That sounds nice
    That sounds nice
    That sounds nice
    That sounds nice
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  3. eggcentric

    Adventures in quail keeping

    Such great information. Thank you for sharing as it has helped give me some more things to think about as we get ready to start our quail experiment!
    Such great information. Thank you for sharing as it has helped give me some more things to think about as we get ready to start our quail experiment!
    Such great information. Thank you for sharing as it has helped give me some more things to think about as we get ready to start our quail experiment!
    Such great information. Thank you for sharing as it has helped give me some more things to think about as we get ready to start our quail experiment!
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  4. WZPV

    Question Temperatures for quail

    Just wondering if you ever got quail started. I'm in Texas also and have similar questions about temperature. If about 91* F makes them pant, what will 100* do?
    Just wondering if you ever got quail started. I'm in Texas also and have similar questions about temperature. If about 91* F makes them pant, what will 100* do?
    Just wondering if you ever got quail started. I'm in Texas also and have similar questions about temperature. If about 91* F makes them pant, what will 100* do?
    Just wondering if you ever got quail started. I'm in Texas also and have similar questions about temperature. If about 91* F makes them pant, what will 100* do?
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  5. Bamboochicken

    Lost chicken!!!!!!

    Hahaha changed my mind (not really!);)
    Hahaha changed my mind (not really!);)
    Hahaha changed my mind (not really!);)
    Hahaha changed my mind (not really!);)

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  6. Bamboochicken

    Question How to treat sower crop

    Thanks :feedchooks:
    Thanks :feedchooks:
    Thanks :feedchooks:
    Thanks :feedchooks:

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  7. Mark

    Humane Poultry Killer (from Morrigan)

    Great ideas thanks guys, yer I had seen the roadwork cones (witch's hats) version, I already have some so will just go that route for now as it doesn't cost anything, thanks
    Great ideas thanks guys, yer I had seen the roadwork cones (witch's hats) version, I already have some so will just go that route for now as it doesn't cost anything, thanks
    Great ideas thanks guys, yer I had seen the roadwork cones (witch's hats) version, I already have some so will just go that route for now as it doesn't cost anything, thanks
    Great ideas thanks guys, yer I had seen the roadwork cones (witch's hats) version, I already have some so will just go that route for now as it doesn't cost anything, thanks

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  8. Owlonthewing

    Quails

    Just thought I would give an update on our Quails. We originally had 8 quail. We gave 2 to my daughter and kept 6 then hatched another 33 in the incubator. I then had the problem of how to house...
    Just thought I would give an update on our Quails. We originally had 8 quail. We gave 2 to my daughter and kept 6 then hatched another 33 in the incubator. I then had the problem of how to house them all. I had read an article about using mesh to make a dome shape. So I joined 2 together and...
    Just thought I would give an update on our Quails. We originally had 8 quail. We gave 2 to my daughter and kept 6 then hatched another 33 in the incubator. I then had the problem of how to house them all. I had read an article about using mesh to...
    Just thought I would give an update on our Quails. We originally had 8 quail. We gave 2 to my daughter and kept 6 then hatched another 33 in the incubator. I then had the problem of how to house...

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  9. Bamboochicken

    Help my cocks limping!!

    Read this post first & check for the leg ailments I list in my initial reply to Indra. Other than the EYP of course! lol
    Read this post first & check for the leg ailments I list in my initial reply to Indra. Other than the EYP of course! lol
    Read this post first & check for the leg ailments I list in my initial reply to Indra. Other than the EYP of course! lol
    Read this post first & check for the leg ailments I list in my initial reply to Indra. Other than the EYP of course! lol
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  10. Tasha Nelson
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  11. Perry

    Question Egg Tray

    G'day Members, I was hoping to receive a reply to my question. Should I post it in a new section? Cheers Perry
    G'day Members, I was hoping to receive a reply to my question. Should I post it in a new section? Cheers Perry
    G'day Members, I was hoping to receive a reply to my question. Should I post it in a new section? Cheers Perry
    G'day Members, I was hoping to receive a reply to my question. Should I post it in a new section? Cheers Perry

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  12. ClissAT

    Calcium, Phosphorus & pH in Pastures

    Good one :)
    Good one :)
    Good one :)
    Good one :)

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  13. Mark

    Guinea Fowl are great but I wouldn't get any

    I think they are an interesting bird. We aren't on a big enough block to have them otherwise I might consider them. Wonder if they keep possums away.
    I think they are an interesting bird. We aren't on a big enough block to have them otherwise I might consider them. Wonder if they keep possums away.
    I think they are an interesting bird. We aren't on a big enough block to have them otherwise I might consider them. Wonder if they keep possums away.
    I think they are an interesting bird. We aren't on a big enough block to have them otherwise I might consider them. Wonder if they keep possums away.

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  14. Mark

    Building a predator proof chicken run with recycled fallen trees

    Yes be good to have an update :)
    Yes be good to have an update :)
    Yes be good to have an update :)
    Yes be good to have an update :)

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  15. Mariette
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  16. Rholly

    Quail Death

    Hi Rholly, Welcome to the forum! Sorry for your 2 little quail losses...I don't keep quail personally so I'm sure Mark or other quail keepers would have a better idea, but the symptoms you...
    Hi Rholly, Welcome to the forum! Sorry for your 2 little quail losses...I don't keep quail personally so I'm sure Mark or other quail keepers would have a better idea, but the symptoms you describe do sound like coccidiosis. Do you have access to anything like amprolium? Apparently given...
    Hi Rholly, Welcome to the forum! Sorry for your 2 little quail losses...I don't keep quail personally so I'm sure Mark or other quail keepers would have a better idea, but the symptoms you describe do sound like coccidiosis. Do you have access...
    Hi Rholly, Welcome to the forum! Sorry for your 2 little quail losses...I don't keep quail personally so I'm sure Mark or other quail keepers would have a better idea, but the symptoms you...
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  17. SmallHiveProject

    The Small Hive Project - build your beehive

    Very interesting concept of having a much smaller volume hive to help the bees help themselves.
    Very interesting concept of having a much smaller volume hive to help the bees help themselves.
    Very interesting concept of having a much smaller volume hive to help the bees help themselves.
    Very interesting concept of having a much smaller volume hive to help the bees help themselves.
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  18. Comfort

    How To Breed/Grow/Raise Red Compost Worms Super Fast

    All very interesting info, Comfort. Thanks for posting it. Definitely food for thought.... or is that food for worms! :) I was interested to note the texture of the castings from the flow through...
    All very interesting info, Comfort. Thanks for posting it. Definitely food for thought.... or is that food for worms! :) I was interested to note the texture of the castings from the flow through bin. Rather like what I get out of my bathtub farm. It has an open plughole under which I placed a...
    All very interesting info, Comfort. Thanks for posting it. Definitely food for thought.... or is that food for worms! :) I was interested to note the texture of the castings from the flow through bin. Rather like what I get out of my bathtub...
    All very interesting info, Comfort. Thanks for posting it. Definitely food for thought.... or is that food for worms! :) I was interested to note the texture of the castings from the flow through...
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  19. Mark

    Rooster Collars to stop crowing what's your thoughts?

    One way to sort out any bullying in the henhouse is to isolate the bully away from the other hens for a week or so. Then put her back in; the group dynamic will be very different.
    One way to sort out any bullying in the henhouse is to isolate the bully away from the other hens for a week or so. Then put her back in; the group dynamic will be very different.
    One way to sort out any bullying in the henhouse is to isolate the bully away from the other hens for a week or so. Then put her back in; the group dynamic will be very different.
    One way to sort out any bullying in the henhouse is to isolate the bully away from the other hens for a week or so. Then put her back in; the group dynamic will be very different.

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  20. DarrenP

    Question Need help with no name Chinese incubator

    A belated update on the incubator. We bought 11 light Sussex eggs, and last Wednesday 6 hatched out. Two others died trying to get out of the eggs, 2 were infertile, and one died in the egg not...
    A belated update on the incubator. We bought 11 light Sussex eggs, and last Wednesday 6 hatched out. Two others died trying to get out of the eggs, 2 were infertile, and one died in the egg not fully formed. I'm pretty stoked with that success rate. Because of the warm (stinking hot) weather, I...
    A belated update on the incubator. We bought 11 light Sussex eggs, and last Wednesday 6 hatched out. Two others died trying to get out of the eggs, 2 were infertile, and one died in the egg not fully formed. I'm pretty stoked with that success...
    A belated update on the incubator. We bought 11 light Sussex eggs, and last Wednesday 6 hatched out. Two others died trying to get out of the eggs, 2 were infertile, and one died in the egg not...
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  21. ClissAT

    Composted Chook food & rio coop construction

    I like the chicken coup, but as you say with better covering than just a tarp. This could be made into a tractor type thing to move around as well.
    I like the chicken coup, but as you say with better covering than just a tarp. This could be made into a tractor type thing to move around as well.
    I like the chicken coup, but as you say with better covering than just a tarp. This could be made into a tractor type thing to move around as well.
    I like the chicken coup, but as you say with better covering than just a tarp. This could be made into a tractor type thing to move around as well.
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  22. Steve

    Lost two chooks

    A good point @Robyn67, I did think of that too and do go for the scout around hoping to find the treasure chest of eggs but alas no. I'm pretty sure they were young, at least 2 of them were....
    A good point @Robyn67, I did think of that too and do go for the scout around hoping to find the treasure chest of eggs but alas no. I'm pretty sure they were young, at least 2 of them were. The other couple I'm not so sure about. The breeder has been selling them at our markets for a while...
    A good point @Robyn67, I did think of that too and do go for the scout around hoping to find the treasure chest of eggs but alas no. I'm pretty sure they were young, at least 2 of them were. The other couple I'm not so sure about. The breeder...
    A good point @Robyn67, I did think of that too and do go for the scout around hoping to find the treasure chest of eggs but alas no. I'm pretty sure they were young, at least 2 of them were....
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  23. Steve

    Question Why does one of my chooks 'cluck' like crazy?

    They can sometimes cluck like crazy when you take their eggs too...
    They can sometimes cluck like crazy when you take their eggs too...
    They can sometimes cluck like crazy when you take their eggs too...
    They can sometimes cluck like crazy when you take their eggs too...
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  24. Robyn67

    Help, Chicken Leg Mites

    Just thought I'd update. I couldn't find neem powder or oil, but could get pesterine and Vaseline. So I've continued with my home made concoction of coconut oil, tea tree oil and veg oil and...
    Just thought I'd update. I couldn't find neem powder or oil, but could get pesterine and Vaseline. So I've continued with my home made concoction of coconut oil, tea tree oil and veg oil and added vaseline to the mix. I've been treating every 2 days with a soak in warm water with vinegar and...
    Just thought I'd update. I couldn't find neem powder or oil, but could get pesterine and Vaseline. So I've continued with my home made concoction of coconut oil, tea tree oil and veg oil and added vaseline to the mix. I've been treating every 2...
    Just thought I'd update. I couldn't find neem powder or oil, but could get pesterine and Vaseline. So I've continued with my home made concoction of coconut oil, tea tree oil and veg oil and...
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  25. eggcentric

    Question Ideas on how to train quail to use a rabbit water bottle?

    Yes, it’s true: No one can know for certain how the various breeds and sub-species developed, but it is generally acknowledged that all the Coturnix types are originally based on the Common quail,...
    Yes, it’s true: No one can know for certain how the various breeds and sub-species developed, but it is generally acknowledged that all the Coturnix types are originally based on the Common quail, Coturnix coturnix, the wild migratory bird of Europe, Asia and Africa. The commercial strains of...
    Yes, it’s true: No one can know for certain how the various breeds and sub-species developed, but it is generally acknowledged that all the Coturnix types are originally based on the Common quail, Coturnix coturnix, the wild migratory bird of...
    Yes, it’s true: No one can know for certain how the various breeds and sub-species developed, but it is generally acknowledged that all the Coturnix types are originally based on the Common quail,...
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