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Chooks - Ducks - Quails

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Funny Chook Stories

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White stuff on Wattles

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chook feeder

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Injuries and remedies

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Where to buy - Info

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Comment by Jessie Wells on June 22, 2015 at 23:41

To anyone who has backyard chickens/ducks/turkeys or other feathered friends in SEQ:

Could you spare a few minutes to help a study on the possible presence of Antibiotic resistant bacteria in backyard poultry?  

Researchers are looking for people who have healthy backyard flocks (4–99 birds) of any kind in south-east Queensland. (Chickens, turkeys, waterfowl, pigeons/doves etc.)

The study involves 1. the collection of some poop from the ground or a perch ("an environmental sample of avian faecal material"); the birds don't need to be touched, as the poop can be sampled wherever the birds left it. This doesn't involve giving any antibiotics, since it is about understanding the bacteria present among your birds, not about altering them.
2. a short questionnaire either electronically or via post.

If you can help, please contact UQ researcher: 
David Wakeham or Ph (07) 5460 1090

Comment by Lissa on June 21, 2015 at 5:17

:) Whoa Black Betty.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on June 20, 2015 at 23:59

Just letting you know - Bette came into lay a week ago.  1 a day now.  

Comment by Lissa on May 2, 2015 at 7:27

Thanks to Ann Gibson Microgardener:

Comment by Lissa on June 22, 2014 at 4:58

Sounds like a great set up you will have David. Pics would be nice too :)

Comment by David Hatcher on June 21, 2014 at 23:13

I am breeding Golden Legbars and Anconas as most back yard chooks last for 2 seasons and then egg production is down I want to have Good but not stupendous producers that will last 4 years plus for families so kids can have productive pets for longer.  I used to have Dorkings but as the tend to go broody they don't fit the bill for a average backyard chook.

I try and have my breeders close to the house and the others up near the neighbours' fences so they don't have the rooster noise so bad.

I am working to have 8 pens for the worker hens so I can rotate them through and grow vegies in the other 7 pens.  I just need time so I can get them done.

Comment by Lissa on March 25, 2014 at 4:50

My neighbour is selling her chook run. See HERE for details.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on March 24, 2014 at 19:20

Methinks we need to move this conversation to the futures group (or just start a new thread).  I'd like a monthly e-get together.

Comment by Lissa on March 24, 2014 at 4:38

Live chat could be good, especially for those who can't make it to a get together.

Comment by Farina Murray on March 23, 2014 at 13:14

Ah its time like these - both on here at the same time - when we need "chat" (which btw we could have!) 


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