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

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by duckyfromoz, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Beulah89

    Beulah89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow. I never knew! Lol cane toads have been making their way down south so please don't send us foxes in return!
     
  2. rexy

    rexy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just give them time. I also have one of those feeders, and then actually made a couple copies. They were fairly slow to get used to it. Sprinkling feed in front of it is good. But I also filled the eating part full, because that is a bit low for them to see it. Is it a good height for them? Are they getting the same feed as they used to get, because they can also be slow to adapt to a new feed? But don't worry, they won't starve, they will eat first. :D
     
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  3. SydneyChickens

    SydneyChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm my parents are starting to question what the next electricity bill is going to be like now we have the incubator.. Has anyone found that it's a big cost? Are we going to be in for a rude shock? [​IMG]

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  4. SandeeC

    SandeeC Chillin' With My Peeps

    I used to live in QLD for years, saw foxes all the way up to Cairns :)
    Cane toads aren't down here in NSW that I know of. Well I have never seen one out Central West here anyway :) Thank god :)
     
  5. SandeeC

    SandeeC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Your eggs will be fine :) I went away for 4 days and collected them and put them in the fridge still :) You think of how many people store their eggs on the bench top :) They are still good for quite a while :)
     
  6. SandeeC

    SandeeC Chillin' With My Peeps

    I will add, I have to update my profile pic now :) Chicken coop has been extended for the little ones :)
    My youngest son and I finally finished it today :)
    Now to sit back and relax for a bit before I get ducks :) Then the building starts all over again lol
     
  7. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    Definatly in Australia. In their infinite wisdom the English brought them over and released so they could still go fox hunting like they used to in England. I didn't know there was anywhere in Australia didn't have them (except maybe Tasmania)

    We lost our original trio to a fox about ten years ago and we live right In the middle of town. I would not bank on there not being any near you.
     
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  8. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    I think they are just starting to spot the odd cane toad in Sydney.
     
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  9. SandeeC

    SandeeC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh wow, I haven't seen one out here in the past 9 yrs :) Have enough to contend with though without them too :)
    Almost lost a rotti years ago from a cane toad in Gladstone. Definitely don't need them out here :)
     
  10. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    Like Satay said above its a cross. And the idea is to get a bird with every characteristic of the silkie but with frizzled feathers instead of the silkie ones. So you want black skin, five toes and a rose comb. Not that easy when you are crossing with something like a frizzled Cochin which has none of those. It takes many many generations to actually get everything right.

    We have three first generation birds and ended up with a silkie, a frizzled with normal skin colour and a rose comb five toes and a frizzled with five toes normal skin colour and normal comb. We also had a rooster and he got everything except the rose comb.

    So you can see there is more to getting one than just doing the cross. Then its a matter of taking the ones that worked best and mating back to a silkie and on an on it goes till eventually you get that frizzled feathered silkie characteristic bird.
     
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