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. ClissAT

    Sommerlad Aussie bred Heritage meat birds

    If you are interested in raising your own meat birds have a read of this website. The Sommerlad family have spent many years developing a bird that does not grow too quickly so it doesn't...
    If you are interested in raising your own meat birds have a read of this website. The Sommerlad family have spent many years developing a bird that does not grow too quickly so it doesn't suffer the pathological issues of its over bred obese & thoroughly stressed out cousins. Also remember...
    If you are interested in raising your own meat birds have a read of this website. The Sommerlad family have spent many years developing a bird that does not grow too quickly so it doesn't suffer the pathological issues of its over bred obese &...
    If you are interested in raising your own meat birds have a read of this website. The Sommerlad family have spent many years developing a bird that does not grow too quickly so it doesn't...
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  2. ClissAT

    Quail Farmer ABC Landline 15-10-17

    On last weeks Landline TV show there was a segment about a boutique abattoir in southern NSW. One of the farmers who uses that abattoir is a quail farmer, Brendon Sheldrick. His farm setup was...
    On last weeks Landline TV show there was a segment about a boutique abattoir in southern NSW. One of the farmers who uses that abattoir is a quail farmer, Brendon Sheldrick. His farm setup was very interesting & some on this forum may like to see his setup. You can watch this episode...
    On last weeks Landline TV show there was a segment about a boutique abattoir in southern NSW. One of the farmers who uses that abattoir is a quail farmer, Brendon Sheldrick. His farm setup was very interesting & some on this forum may like to see...
    On last weeks Landline TV show there was a segment about a boutique abattoir in southern NSW. One of the farmers who uses that abattoir is a quail farmer, Brendon Sheldrick. His farm setup was...
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  3. Steve

    Are my chooks shy?

    Not too bad Mark. They are getting out more and more. Still not as much as I'd like but without OHP I can't blame them. I will look into setting something up. I also think the cooler and cloudier...
    Not too bad Mark. They are getting out more and more. Still not as much as I'd like but without OHP I can't blame them. I will look into setting something up. I also think the cooler and cloudier weather is making them more adventurous. Sometimes they are inside for ages and then I call them out...
    Not too bad Mark. They are getting out more and more. Still not as much as I'd like but without OHP I can't blame them. I will look into setting something up. I also think the cooler and cloudier weather is making them more adventurous. Sometimes...
    Not too bad Mark. They are getting out more and more. Still not as much as I'd like but without OHP I can't blame them. I will look into setting something up. I also think the cooler and cloudier...

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  4. littlervheads

    quails not laying :(

    around 12 weeks old
    around 12 weeks old
    around 12 weeks old
    around 12 weeks old
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  5. Mark

    Paralysis tick got my dog - treatment and prevention

    Geez if that works I wish the darned dog next door to me would get 100 tick bites! It's been debarked 3 times already & still barks its head off & still loud enough that I have to turn the tv...
    Geez if that works I wish the darned dog next door to me would get 100 tick bites! It's been debarked 3 times already & still barks its head off & still loud enough that I have to turn the tv up! Of course its not the dogs fault. Its the owners fault for not training the poor thing properly &...
    Geez if that works I wish the darned dog next door to me would get 100 tick bites! It's been debarked 3 times already & still barks its head off & still loud enough that I have to turn the tv up! Of course its not the dogs fault. Its the owners...
    Geez if that works I wish the darned dog next door to me would get 100 tick bites! It's been debarked 3 times already & still barks its head off & still loud enough that I have to turn the tv...
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  6. Steve

    Question Chicken Health

    Sounds like a plan. Very much appreciate the advice. I really had no idea how to look after these ladies... I thought it was a case of how I treat all the ladies in my life....treat 'em mean to...
    Sounds like a plan. Very much appreciate the advice. I really had no idea how to look after these ladies... I thought it was a case of how I treat all the ladies in my life....treat 'em mean to keep 'em keen! :cool: I'm kidding of course. lol
    Sounds like a plan. Very much appreciate the advice. I really had no idea how to look after these ladies... I thought it was a case of how I treat all the ladies in my life....treat 'em mean to keep 'em keen! :cool: I'm kidding of course. lol
    Sounds like a plan. Very much appreciate the advice. I really had no idea how to look after these ladies... I thought it was a case of how I treat all the ladies in my life....treat 'em mean to...
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  7. Billy Gifford

    Introducing New Quail to the flock how to

    Hi Billy, how long did you try them together and what type of bullying? The reason I ask is sometimes it takes a little time for the birds to find their pecking order and if the bullying isn't...
    Hi Billy, how long did you try them together and what type of bullying? The reason I ask is sometimes it takes a little time for the birds to find their pecking order and if the bullying isn't too bad it can often improve to normal levels. The other things you can try are: Expand the...
    Hi Billy, how long did you try them together and what type of bullying? The reason I ask is sometimes it takes a little time for the birds to find their pecking order and if the bullying isn't too bad it can often improve to normal levels....
    Hi Billy, how long did you try them together and what type of bullying? The reason I ask is sometimes it takes a little time for the birds to find their pecking order and if the bullying isn't...
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  8. Steve

    Chook Drinkers

    Well let's hope it's not "targets down patch out" mate if it's any consolation I'd be happy to serve in the foxhole with ya......... :p
    Well let's hope it's not "targets down patch out" mate if it's any consolation I'd be happy to serve in the foxhole with ya......... :p
    Well let's hope it's not "targets down patch out" mate if it's any consolation I'd be happy to serve in the foxhole with ya......... :p
    Well let's hope it's not "targets down patch out" mate if it's any consolation I'd be happy to serve in the foxhole with ya......... :p

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  9. Perry

    Question Chicken Wormer

    OK seems I need to amend this statement. Moxi+ is now available in pet stores for caged bird use. (But still not for food bird use!) But I don't know if it will be as cheap as getting it from the...
    OK seems I need to amend this statement. Moxi+ is now available in pet stores for caged bird use. (But still not for food bird use!) But I don't know if it will be as cheap as getting it from the people I linked to in my earlier posts.
    OK seems I need to amend this statement. Moxi+ is now available in pet stores for caged bird use. (But still not for food bird use!) But I don't know if it will be as cheap as getting it from the people I linked to in my earlier posts.
    OK seems I need to amend this statement. Moxi+ is now available in pet stores for caged bird use. (But still not for food bird use!) But I don't know if it will be as cheap as getting it from the...
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  10. ClissAT

    Suitable & alternative wormers Info for worming chickens, etc.

    This is a follow up from another thread. I have posted these links about Moxidectin Plus because its what I use but you can also use ivermectin. I currently don't have an online source of plain...
    This is a follow up from another thread. I have posted these links about Moxidectin Plus because its what I use but you can also use ivermectin. I currently don't have an online source of plain ivermectin. The added praziquantel (the 'Plus' part) in the moxi+ does the tapeworms which is a good...
    This is a follow up from another thread. I have posted these links about Moxidectin Plus because its what I use but you can also use ivermectin. I currently don't have an online source of plain ivermectin. The added praziquantel (the 'Plus'...
    This is a follow up from another thread. I have posted these links about Moxidectin Plus because its what I use but you can also use ivermectin. I currently don't have an online source of plain...
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  11. Flatland

    Itchy dog

    Who would have thought! That's a great hack :twothumbsup:
    Who would have thought! That's a great hack :twothumbsup:
    Who would have thought! That's a great hack :twothumbsup:
    Who would have thought! That's a great hack :twothumbsup:
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  12. ClissAT

    Kenyan Top Bar bee hives

    I saw one of these about a year or so ago when they had like a street fair to open up a new beautification project (in Alderley) but didn't talk to he guys that much as they were pretty busy and...
    I saw one of these about a year or so ago when they had like a street fair to open up a new beautification project (in Alderley) but didn't talk to he guys that much as they were pretty busy and my son was restless - the show was great for giving me more info. I think I'd like to trial 1 of each...
    I saw one of these about a year or so ago when they had like a street fair to open up a new beautification project (in Alderley) but didn't talk to he guys that much as they were pretty busy and my son was restless - the show was great for giving...
    I saw one of these about a year or so ago when they had like a street fair to open up a new beautification project (in Alderley) but didn't talk to he guys that much as they were pretty busy and...

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  13. Perry

    Question Black Soldier Fly Breeding Box

    Hi perry, I get these all the time in my worm farm, so i presume they like similar conditions...light but no direct sun, esp if you have a worm farm of the black plastic variety like I do. Because...
    Hi perry, I get these all the time in my worm farm, so i presume they like similar conditions...light but no direct sun, esp if you have a worm farm of the black plastic variety like I do. Because it's a worm farm I don't put meat, onion, pet poo etc in it, but they seem to thrive anyway...I...
    Hi perry, I get these all the time in my worm farm, so i presume they like similar conditions...light but no direct sun, esp if you have a worm farm of the black plastic variety like I do. Because it's a worm farm I don't put meat, onion, pet poo...
    Hi perry, I get these all the time in my worm farm, so i presume they like similar conditions...light but no direct sun, esp if you have a worm farm of the black plastic variety like I do. Because...
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  14. Mark

    Tricks to tell if eggs are fertile or not... quail, chicken, duck

    G'day, I have taken all that CoolblueDude on board. I have newly laid eggs are ready to test. I will put a couple of None Fertile with a cross on them. I will check when they hatch how well I...
    G'day, I have taken all that CoolblueDude on board. I have newly laid eggs are ready to test. I will put a couple of None Fertile with a cross on them. I will check when they hatch how well I went. Thank you so much for the reply and information. Cheers Perry
    G'day, I have taken all that CoolblueDude on board. I have newly laid eggs are ready to test. I will put a couple of None Fertile with a cross on them. I will check when they hatch how well I went. Thank you so much for the reply and...
    G'day, I have taken all that CoolblueDude on board. I have newly laid eggs are ready to test. I will put a couple of None Fertile with a cross on them. I will check when they hatch how well I...

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  15. Perry

    Question Breeding Black Soldier Fly Larvae

    Ahh there's an idea Perry - Might look into that! Thanks
    Ahh there's an idea Perry - Might look into that! Thanks
    Ahh there's an idea Perry - Might look into that! Thanks
    Ahh there's an idea Perry - Might look into that! Thanks
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  16. Mark

    My cat run build

    I think that is a pretty nice build! Most people I know would just let their cats run around wild and hope for the best. But this way everyone wins. Good job.
    I think that is a pretty nice build! Most people I know would just let their cats run around wild and hope for the best. But this way everyone wins. Good job.
    I think that is a pretty nice build! Most people I know would just let their cats run around wild and hope for the best. But this way everyone wins. Good job.
    I think that is a pretty nice build! Most people I know would just let their cats run around wild and hope for the best. But this way everyone wins. Good job.

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  17. Grover64

    Bees required this spring SE QLD

    Did you have any luck with this? Maybe try a local bee club, or Gumtree?
    Did you have any luck with this? Maybe try a local bee club, or Gumtree?
    Did you have any luck with this? Maybe try a local bee club, or Gumtree?
    Did you have any luck with this? Maybe try a local bee club, or Gumtree?
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  18. Mariette

    Incubator Chinese No name JN 48 Manual

    Dear Mark, I just Get a new HDD 56 Incubator. yesterday i put a digital Thermometer (rossmax-TG380) inside the incubator on top of auto turner, display show the Temperature 38.1 C and Humidity 69%...
    Dear Mark, I just Get a new HDD 56 Incubator. yesterday i put a digital Thermometer (rossmax-TG380) inside the incubator on top of auto turner, display show the Temperature 38.1 C and Humidity 69% and the digital Thermometer show the reding 37.1C, any Advice please. Thanks & Regards M.Hareez
    Dear Mark, I just Get a new HDD 56 Incubator. yesterday i put a digital Thermometer (rossmax-TG380) inside the incubator on top of auto turner, display show the Temperature 38.1 C and Humidity 69% and the digital Thermometer show the reding...
    Dear Mark, I just Get a new HDD 56 Incubator. yesterday i put a digital Thermometer (rossmax-TG380) inside the incubator on top of auto turner, display show the Temperature 38.1 C and Humidity 69%...

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  19. Muraki

    Quail garden bed setup (North Carolina)

    I agree... It's sad but sometimes birds just don't make it for whatever reason and it's unlikely she will recover now if she hasn't improved over a few days. I've seen birds with those types of...
    I agree... It's sad but sometimes birds just don't make it for whatever reason and it's unlikely she will recover now if she hasn't improved over a few days. I've seen birds with those types of conditions before (it's probably an unlucky defect) and it's often the case that they have to be...
    I agree... It's sad but sometimes birds just don't make it for whatever reason and it's unlikely she will recover now if she hasn't improved over a few days. I've seen birds with those types of conditions before (it's probably an unlucky defect)...
    I agree... It's sad but sometimes birds just don't make it for whatever reason and it's unlikely she will recover now if she hasn't improved over a few days. I've seen birds with those types of...
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  20. Spybo

    A & M Quail

    G'day Spybo/Andrew, I got the eggs from GumTree and hatched them out myself but you can also find local breeders and buy the birds as chicks or adults. I refresh my stock every few years by...
    G'day Spybo/Andrew, I got the eggs from GumTree and hatched them out myself but you can also find local breeders and buy the birds as chicks or adults. I refresh my stock every few years by introducing new birds into the flock to keep the bloodlines fresh.
    G'day Spybo/Andrew, I got the eggs from GumTree and hatched them out myself but you can also find local breeders and buy the birds as chicks or adults. I refresh my stock every few years by introducing new birds into the flock to keep the...
    G'day Spybo/Andrew, I got the eggs from GumTree and hatched them out myself but you can also find local breeders and buy the birds as chicks or adults. I refresh my stock every few years by...
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  21. Greg Franklin

    New guy again!

    What a great tip Mark, chicks raising temp of the incubator. I hope you get a good thermometer to calibrate temp soon Greg!
    What a great tip Mark, chicks raising temp of the incubator. I hope you get a good thermometer to calibrate temp soon Greg!
    What a great tip Mark, chicks raising temp of the incubator. I hope you get a good thermometer to calibrate temp soon Greg!
    What a great tip Mark, chicks raising temp of the incubator. I hope you get a good thermometer to calibrate temp soon Greg!
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  22. Greg Franklin

    New guy needing help! Janoel 12 incubator

    Can you post an image of the incubator is it the same as the one in this thread threads/janoel-model-12-premium-incubator.578/
    Can you post an image of the incubator is it the same as the one in this thread threads/janoel-model-12-premium-incubator.578/
    Can you post an image of the incubator is it the same as the one in this thread threads/janoel-model-12-premium-incubator.578/
    Can you post an image of the incubator is it the same as the one in this thread threads/janoel-model-12-premium-incubator.578/
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  23. Flatland

    Rolling sheep

    I'm fascinated! Sounds like a fabulous breed!
    I'm fascinated! Sounds like a fabulous breed!
    I'm fascinated! Sounds like a fabulous breed!
    I'm fascinated! Sounds like a fabulous breed!
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  24. Flatland

    Thinking about getting ducks

    We do very well getting the ducks to go back to there house.but they are skittish if there is something new in the way. I have trouble with a duck feeder.
    We do very well getting the ducks to go back to there house.but they are skittish if there is something new in the way. I have trouble with a duck feeder.
    We do very well getting the ducks to go back to there house.but they are skittish if there is something new in the way. I have trouble with a duck feeder.
    We do very well getting the ducks to go back to there house.but they are skittish if there is something new in the way. I have trouble with a duck feeder.
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  25. Mark

    Flow Hive Bee hive invention to let honey run out

    Copycats were bound to happen but most people will stick with the original flow hive because as we know very few Chinese knock offs work as good as the real product. Flow hive PR just needs to...
    Copycats were bound to happen but most people will stick with the original flow hive because as we know very few Chinese knock offs work as good as the real product. Flow hive PR just needs to run a simple "buy authentic" campaign stating their product is the only one you can trust for...
    Copycats were bound to happen but most people will stick with the original flow hive because as we know very few Chinese knock offs work as good as the real product. Flow hive PR just needs to run a simple "buy authentic" campaign stating their...
    Copycats were bound to happen but most people will stick with the original flow hive because as we know very few Chinese knock offs work as good as the real product. Flow hive PR just needs to...
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