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All Poultry - Everything from industrial strength chickens to Bantams, Ducks, Quails etc. Ask questions, share your knowledge and experiences. We love our chickens!

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Lessons on fowl breeding (all types)

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Show us your chicken pics!

Started by Stevo. Last reply by Elaine de Saxe Aug 28. 34 Replies

My secret chicken shame

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Funny Chook Stories

Started by Elaine de Saxe. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Apr 4. 19 Replies

Swapping a rooster for a hen

Started by DARREN JAMES. Last reply by Lissa Mar 28. 1 Reply

Putting another hens eggs under a surrogate hen

Started by DARREN JAMES. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Jan 4. 5 Replies

Chookie advice required

Started by Cathie MacLean. Last reply by Cathie MacLean Jan 4. 6 Replies

Chook houses

Started by Sophie. Last reply by Sophie Mar 25, 2016. 13 Replies

Is artificial light really needed to keep quail laying

Started by DARREN JAMES. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Feb 12, 2016. 7 Replies

Help to get to Chookie-Heaven

Started by Jo Behlau. Last reply by Lissa Feb 11, 2016. 11 Replies

Pidgeon peas for quail and other poultry

Started by DARREN JAMES. Last reply by pat pierce Feb 10, 2016. 2 Replies

chook feeder

Started by Lissa. Last reply by Susanne Sep 13, 2015. 13 Replies

White stuff on Wattles

Started by Jo Behlau. Last reply by Jo Behlau Jun 15, 2015. 10 Replies

Injuries and remedies

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Lissa Nov 28, 2014. 20 Replies

Where to buy - Info

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Comment by Lissa 1 hour ago

Follow up on the chicks - they quickly acclimatised to the "big" chook run and are now part of the pack though they still cheep like little chicks at half grown. Took them maybe three nights to figure out where the big chooks roost and they joined them.

Comment by Clive Buckingham 8 hours ago

Just about ready to get some chooks next week. They can have the run of the orchard, just need to put up some barriers to prevent them destroying the veggie patch.

Comment by Lissa on September 9, 2017 at 22:05

The recommendation was to put the four babies into the run at dusk but I didn't want to be stumbling around in the half dark on uneven ground with a box of chicks in my hands....so I put them in this morning. They had a wonderful day foraging around in there but at dusk they all started calling for help. Two of them got out into the main yard and tried to get back into their baby pen. They let me pick them up and I ended up stumbling around in the half dark trying to get them to sit on a perch. Which none of them would do...kept getting down and trying to get back to their old pen. So I put them into an old dog house that was in the run and they quickly went to sleep. See how tomorrow goes.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on September 9, 2017 at 11:41

They will fight for sure Lissa.  You don't need to worry or intervene unless blood starts to flow (seriously - a bleeding chook will risk getting pecked to death).  Introduce them at bed time.  They can't see well in the dark so they just tend to cuddle up together.  Usually, when they wake up they have at least accepted the new birds as part of the flock. 

Comment by Lissa on September 9, 2017 at 4:44

I'm introducing the young half grown chickens to the general populace of chickens this weekend. Any suggestions on how to make it a smooth transition? I'm just hoping that the big chooks don't attack (pecking order) the young ones.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on September 8, 2017 at 23:06

Starting to get eggs now Darren. 

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on August 25, 2017 at 19:45

I'm still getting nothing from the female quails Darren, although my boys are crowing.  The girls should start again soon. 

Comment by Lissa on August 25, 2017 at 19:26

Currently looking after a flock of 20 or so chooks of various breeds along with two handsome roosters. We have hatched out four surviving chicks from incubated eggs and suspect one of the hens has a clutch of eggs hidden away somewhere. Most amusing.

Comment by DARREN JAMES on August 25, 2017 at 18:52

Hi everyone just wondering if anyone else is receiving eggs from their jap .I have been collecting them now for two weeks ,although Ive not heard Roger crow yet indicating probably unfertilised eggs

Comment by Stevo on October 7, 2016 at 11:34

Wanted: Bantams, Belgian Duccles or Silkies

If anyone knows of any ones for sale around Brisbane let me know, cheers

 

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