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. 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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  2. Perry

    Question Black Soldier Fly Breeding Box

    G'day Mataeka, Thank you for your reply. 15kg a day. I do not think my grandkids can eat that much & they eat like horses!!!! I have a large veggie garden I also kill and eat our young Roosters....
    G'day Mataeka, Thank you for your reply. 15kg a day. I do not think my grandkids can eat that much & they eat like horses!!!! I have a large veggie garden I also kill and eat our young Roosters. I put the bones & insides in with veggies & bread and I see now that the fly has laid eggs. I...
    G'day Mataeka, Thank you for your reply. 15kg a day. I do not think my grandkids can eat that much & they eat like horses!!!! I have a large veggie garden I also kill and eat our young Roosters. I put the bones & insides in with veggies &...
    G'day Mataeka, Thank you for your reply. 15kg a day. I do not think my grandkids can eat that much & they eat like horses!!!! I have a large veggie garden I also kill and eat our young Roosters....
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Mark

    Chinese "no name" Egg Incubators

    I've edited the post above (obviously spammy) but I do like the image so I've linked it to eBay AU incubators rather than removing it :)
    I've edited the post above (obviously spammy) but I do like the image so I've linked it to eBay AU incubators rather than removing it :)
    I've edited the post above (obviously spammy) but I do like the image so I've linked it to eBay AU incubators rather than removing it :)
    I've edited the post above (obviously spammy) but I do like the image so I've linked it to eBay AU incubators rather than removing it :)

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  15. Comfort

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

    Yes.. although you should probably age it like all manures especialky those from birds. Yes. Red wrigglers is the term used for these on many american websites...
    Yes.. although you should probably age it like all manures especialky those from birds. Yes. Red wrigglers is the term used for these on many american websites...
    Yes.. although you should probably age it like all manures especialky those from birds. Yes. Red wrigglers is the term used for these on many american websites...
    Yes.. although you should probably age it like all manures especialky those from birds. Yes. Red wrigglers is the term used for these on many american websites...
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  16. letsgo

    Snake deterrents

    Yea, I would probably die in Australia, Africa, or South America. I would have an urge to catch any snake I saw. Used to have a pet Carpet Python for about 10 years until I went into the Army at...
    Yea, I would probably die in Australia, Africa, or South America. I would have an urge to catch any snake I saw. Used to have a pet Carpet Python for about 10 years until I went into the Army at age 18. Bought him at a reptile show when I was 8 years old. From my experience, I haven't found...
    Yea, I would probably die in Australia, Africa, or South America. I would have an urge to catch any snake I saw. Used to have a pet Carpet Python for about 10 years until I went into the Army at age 18. Bought him at a reptile show when I was 8...
    Yea, I would probably die in Australia, Africa, or South America. I would have an urge to catch any snake I saw. Used to have a pet Carpet Python for about 10 years until I went into the Army at...

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  17. Flatland

    Praise for honey

    Wound continues to improve Yes I must trim her toes that may have played a part in her stumble but I think a lot of the cause was just plain old age. She is 28 nearly 29. Though she doesn't look...
    Wound continues to improve Yes I must trim her toes that may have played a part in her stumble but I think a lot of the cause was just plain old age. She is 28 nearly 29. Though she doesn't look it & certainly didn't act it this morning when she saw something interesting on the road & trotted...
    Wound continues to improve Yes I must trim her toes that may have played a part in her stumble but I think a lot of the cause was just plain old age. She is 28 nearly 29. Though she doesn't look it & certainly didn't act it this morning when she...
    Wound continues to improve Yes I must trim her toes that may have played a part in her stumble but I think a lot of the cause was just plain old age. She is 28 nearly 29. Though she doesn't look...
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  18. stevo

    Native Bees & Splitting Native Bee Hives

    They shorted out my electric gates... little buggers got into the circuit board and layed eggs :(
    They shorted out my electric gates... little buggers got into the circuit board and layed eggs :(
    They shorted out my electric gates... little buggers got into the circuit board and layed eggs :(
    They shorted out my electric gates... little buggers got into the circuit board and layed eggs :(

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  19. Sasha Bushell

    HELP; whats wrong with my chickens?

    Sorry I got to this thread too late... did any survive?
    Sorry I got to this thread too late... did any survive?
    Sorry I got to this thread too late... did any survive?
    Sorry I got to this thread too late... did any survive?

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  20. ClissAT

    It's all about Heritage Poultry

    Like pretty much everything, selective breeding has its pros and cons...As a dog lover, I'm the first to admit that a "bitsa" from the pound is most likely to be more robust from a health point of...
    Like pretty much everything, selective breeding has its pros and cons...As a dog lover, I'm the first to admit that a "bitsa" from the pound is most likely to be more robust from a health point of view than an overbred (and often interbred) "purebreed"...Yet my dogs are always purebreds because ...
    Like pretty much everything, selective breeding has its pros and cons...As a dog lover, I'm the first to admit that a "bitsa" from the pound is most likely to be more robust from a health point of view than an overbred (and often interbred)...
    Like pretty much everything, selective breeding has its pros and cons...As a dog lover, I'm the first to admit that a "bitsa" from the pound is most likely to be more robust from a health point of...
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  21. Krystal

    How to tell if my duck eggs are fertile

    Thanks Mark. Ill give the eggs some more time to see if anything happens. I just assumed they were no good as another girls eggs are showing alot of obvious signs and they were put in the...
    Thanks Mark. Ill give the eggs some more time to see if anything happens. I just assumed they were no good as another girls eggs are showing alot of obvious signs and they were put in the incubator at the same time. As for my girl in question, she has not layed an egg today which is a little...
    Thanks Mark. Ill give the eggs some more time to see if anything happens. I just assumed they were no good as another girls eggs are showing alot of obvious signs and they were put in the incubator at the same time. As for my girl in question,...
    Thanks Mark. Ill give the eggs some more time to see if anything happens. I just assumed they were no good as another girls eggs are showing alot of obvious signs and they were put in the...

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  22. Mark

    Jumbo quail

    On January 7 I set 15 mixed Giant and Colossal eggs from Brent at Brisbane Quail. I didn't get my 2 live as I will get a decent amount from my hatch. I will keep you posted. I am happy to swap...
    On January 7 I set 15 mixed Giant and Colossal eggs from Brent at Brisbane Quail. I didn't get my 2 live as I will get a decent amount from my hatch. I will keep you posted. I am happy to swap some males so I don't get close family ties in future.
    On January 7 I set 15 mixed Giant and Colossal eggs from Brent at Brisbane Quail. I didn't get my 2 live as I will get a decent amount from my hatch. I will keep you posted. I am happy to swap some males so I don't get close family ties in future.
    On January 7 I set 15 mixed Giant and Colossal eggs from Brent at Brisbane Quail. I didn't get my 2 live as I will get a decent amount from my hatch. I will keep you posted. I am happy to swap...

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  23. LoveInNature

    Humidity levels and hatch rates Jap Quail

    I found out it is bacterial and caused by cracks or non sterilisex environment etc. I have to say I am not really clear on the drowning thing. I had my humidity up around 80 and never saw any...
    I found out it is bacterial and caused by cracks or non sterilisex environment etc. I have to say I am not really clear on the drowning thing. I had my humidity up around 80 and never saw any excess water with the chicks hatching. I would agree with suffocation in the case of non pipping. I...
    I found out it is bacterial and caused by cracks or non sterilisex environment etc. I have to say I am not really clear on the drowning thing. I had my humidity up around 80 and never saw any excess water with the chicks hatching. I would agree...
    I found out it is bacterial and caused by cracks or non sterilisex environment etc. I have to say I am not really clear on the drowning thing. I had my humidity up around 80 and never saw any...
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  24. kelvin

    rotator arm for jn 48

    Hey Kelvin, if you are a bit handy you can make one yourself from a bit of plastic or metal, with some glue Here a closeup picture
    Hey Kelvin, if you are a bit handy you can make one yourself from a bit of plastic or metal, with some glue Here a closeup picture
    Hey Kelvin, if you are a bit handy you can make one yourself from a bit of plastic or metal, with some glue Here a closeup picture
    Hey Kelvin, if you are a bit handy you can make one yourself from a bit of plastic or metal, with some glue Here a closeup picture
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  25. ClissAT

    Migratory Flutterbys

    Yes, I had a whole heap swarm across our property a few days ago!
    Yes, I had a whole heap swarm across our property a few days ago!
    Yes, I had a whole heap swarm across our property a few days ago!
    Yes, I had a whole heap swarm across our property a few days ago!

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