Australia - Six states..and that funny little island.

Henriettasmum

Chirping
May 11, 2015
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Far North Queensland, Australia
I love all my breeds but the aras are delightful chicks. I live in FNQ where daytime temps on the top of the mountains can still be reasonable even in the depths of winter (the lowest here has been -7 however) but nights can get very cold. I find that I still need to keep my bubs under lights for about a week. After watching the broodies with their kids, I think that's enough. They have them out and wandering around after just a couple of days. One of my mums decided that my dining chair was a great spot to start laying eggs so we gave in and let her stay there until she was about a week off hatching, then we moved her gently to a special cage on the veranda. It needs to be secure as we have lots of pythons and night tigers slithering around at night. When the chicks were four days old we moved them all to an isolated pen inside our main enclosure where they can still socialise with the other birds but are in no danger from bigger birds.




The pics show Sandy (pekin/silky cross) having a feed and drink after laying an egg while her mate, Dudley, (Olive Egger) waits patiently outside for her. Out of all my flock these two continually bond after each batch of chicks; the next pic shows Sandy sitting on the eggs - we covered the nest and the chair with a towel leaving her room to jump out for her daily feed, drink and huuuuuuge poop; lastly Sandy brought the bubs inside to visit us on day 3 when we opened her box.
 
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Susan Hampshire

Songster
Nov 29, 2016
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Clifton Springs Victoria Australia
Oh how fabulous Sparky!!! They are so cute! I live the photos !!!


Luckysmum my 3 batams started moulting weeks ago and look ok now... I just been to Cairns on hols .... come back to near featherless. 2 Hamburgh.....boy do they look pitiful and have lost weight!!! Is this normal? I checked them today and they have lots and lots of new feathers but gosh it looks quite uncomfortable when the come through!!
 

Teila

Bambrook Bantams
6 Years
Apr 15, 2013
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Forrest Beach, FNQ, Australia
Wooo hooo! Hello Friends!

I have so much news! But so little time!

Puddy cats and chookens arrived safely at their new home .. all in one piece!

I will try and catch up with everyone soon and find some time to navigate the new look but just wanted to say that I missed you all and it is wonderful to see you all again!

:hugs
 

Sparky74

Chirping
Dec 30, 2016
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Cowra, NSW, Australia
Wooo hooo! Hello Friends!

I have so much news! But so little time!

Puddy cats and chookens arrived safely at their new home .. all in one piece!

I will try and catch up with everyone soon and find some time to navigate the new look but just wanted to say that I missed you all and it is wonderful to see you all again!

:hugs
Oh, it's good to be back, I was starting to have withdrawals!

I'm trying to train the girls to use the roll-out nesting box. I've built a fence and they get locked in part of the yard that includes the box but is seperate from their favourite nesting spot, under the black boy. I'm having some success and there were two eggs in the box today.

In other news I think that my "Araucana" chicks might actually be Cream Legbars. Both breeds lay blue eggs apparently. Now that the forum is back up I can post some photos for confirmation.
 

Anniebee

Crowing
7 Years
Nov 15, 2012
1,488
302
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Upwey, Victoria, Australia
Wooo hooo! Hello Friends!

I have so much news! But so little time!

Puddy cats and chookens arrived safely at their new home .. all in one piece!

I will try and catch up with everyone soon and find some time to navigate the new look but just wanted to say that I missed you all and it is wonderful to see you all again!

:hugs
So very pleased to hear that your girls and the your cats, arrived safely and in good fettle. Presumably, the girls have settled into the new coop ( Buckingham Palace by the looks of it - wonderful job by hubby there ).

I was actually in panic mode !! - password didn't work, couldn't navigate - changed password, so am back in - don't know whether I am still on the register to receive email updates ( which is what I always looked for in my Inbox, every day ) ... will just battle on to find my way around. Hope I haven't missed anything - BYH ? Does that have the same forum ( this Aussie one ) on there too ? .... I will now have to bookmark the site, and just check it every day I guess. Larger font is good.

No news from here, except that my new little boy "Benny" ( registered as Sherlock ) was desexed last Wednesday, and has finally settled down ( a bit ). No play with Miss Ruby for another 10 days or so. !!!

Good to be back :wee

Cheers .....
 
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Sparky74

Chirping
Dec 30, 2016
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Cowra, NSW, Australia
So very pleased to hear that your girls and the your cats, arrived safely and in good fettle. Presumably, the girls have settled into the new coop ( Buckingham Palace by the looks of it - wonderful job by hubby there ).

I was actually in panic mode !! - password didn't work, couldn't navigate - changed password, so am back in - don't know whether I am still on the register to receive email updates ( which is what I always looked for in my Inbox, every day ) ... will just battle on to find my way around. Hope I haven't missed anything - BYH ? Does that have the same forum ( this Aussie one ) on there too ? .... I will now have to bookmark the site, and just check it every day I guess. Larger font is good.

No news from here, except that my new little boy "Benny" ( registered as Sherlock ) was desexed last Wednesday, and has finally settled down ( a bit ). No play with Miss Ruby for another 10 days or so. !!!

Good to be back :wee

Cheers .....
Good to hear from you, Anniebee. I was worried that everyone had got out of the habit of reading and posting and that this thread night die off! :th
 
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