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    garden machinery diy

    I am looking for people to discuss garden/field equipment ideas with.. I have a tractor besides tillers, weed wackers, and mini gas weeders.. I have made a hiller attachment for the tractor. cultivators, and a raised bed attachment. any interest in these things ?
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    egg holding trays from Cutler's

    Hi I am trying to find out what the dimensions are for the quail egg holders sold by Cutlers Supply .. mainly I need the height dimension.. more specifically, I need the dimension of two of them one stacked upon the other.. thank you in advance.. .......jiminwisc.......
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    LGD puppy at 4 weeks old

    Maremma LGD puppy at 4 weeks old.. Look at me, I am a big boy already .. I have 3 brothers and 4 sisters who look just like me, almost.. Mom came from Wisconsin,, Daddy is from Kansas .. they are purebreeds .. we are going to be rehomed real soon.. google Maremma ,, PM me for details..
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    making a feather plucker..

    Hi, I am new to this thread.. I just want to let you know that I am making a drum type feather plucker.. I have built two Whiz Bang types ,, and I have rebuilt a drum type just recently.. I am taking pictures as I go,, I will post them here if there is any interest by anyone.. I built...
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    wiring thermostat ?

    is there a wiring diagram somewhere on byc for wiring a thermostat into an incubator.. If you can just tell me the diagram,, ie white wire/black wire, I will understand that.. If you would wire a heating coil without a thermostat, would you put the white line wire to one wire on the coil...
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    OF thread ?

    what happened to the OF thread ? I tried to get in and it says something like not available ?
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    a ?? not covered in the stickey

    I was under the impression that peafowl do not reproduce until they are two years old.. Today I was told that they have to befive years old.. what is the real age ?
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    nest boxes for quail ?

    I hatched out 13 quail .. they will be 8 weeks old on the 22nd of August.. today I collected 8 eggs from them.. Now I need to know if there is some sort of a nesting box design I could build so they all lay in the same place ? any suggestions ? advice ?? thank you..
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    how to splint a spraddle leg on a chick..

    Material needed : a newly hatched chick.. one or 2 days old.. the newer the better.. a popsicle stick (spacer between the legs) a strip of duct tape, 3/8" wide by 2 inches long, cut the popsicle stick so it is a piece about as long as it is wide.. lay the wood on the tape about 1...
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    peafowl eggs for hatching ??

    Hello, this is my very first time on this thread.. I do not know a lot about peafowl.. I hatchhed 6 eggs for a friend this summer.. then I traded some guinea keets for one of the peachicks.. I have no idea what kind or sex it is.. It is about the size of a small bantam chicken right now...
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    reptitherm 500 heads up.. read this !!

    I learned something this morning that I think is worth passing on.. I have a Reptitherm heat control thermometer with a sensor that hangs in the brooder.. I took the ceramic heater out and set it on the counter top.. It had been turned off and was cold to the touch.. I had the Reptitherm...
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    I am just wondering why so many people

    I am just wondering why so many people do not do a little research before setting their first batch of eggs.. by the time you set your eggs, you should have the bator running for at least a day and have the temp and humidity stabilized.. you should have your bator tested out long before you...
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    elec feather plucker

    has anybody used, or built a feather plucker? want to talk about it?
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    how ??? checking fertility of eggs ????

    what is a good method of checking fertility of chicken eggs?
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    black head, any medication for it??

    Is there any medication for preventing or curing black head disease?? please do not tell me to "search".. been there done that.......
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    this is a thread that I am going to add to from time to time.. It is not directed at anyone in particular.. so if you feel like you are being singled out, you are not,,,you might just be guilty, though.. keep it light and if you have something to say, be kind.. this is how it goes...
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    wax wanted

    I am looking for wax for removing feathers from ducks.. dux wax or what have you.. small amounts OK.. and looking for good leads where I can get wax.
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    pin feathers on ducks and geese

    I know you can wax ducks and geese to remove pin feathers.. where is a good place to get this type of wax?
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    PM outgoing messages retrieval

    Is there any way to view the PM messages sent? I can view the incoming messages, but I cannot look back at my replies.. I do not always remember what I wrote to whom..
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    how many goose eggs can a toulouse

    how many goose eggs can a toulouse or an african set and hatch? I have one of each wanting to set and I have 28 eggs.. no more room in the bators.. I have 80 eggs in there already.. a quick response would be appreciated.. thank you ..jiminwisc........
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