Back Yard Dragons

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chickiebaby, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    How about this for a new sister site? Could include such indexed categories as " Hatching Draclings
    Predators: Princes and Knights
    Milk, Cheese, and Potions
    Fireproofing for Coops and Caves . . .
    Flock Management and Space Considerations
    Proper Feed
    Zoning, Regulatory Issues, Convincing Lords and Kings
    Fencing of Sheep, Cows and Other Feed Animals

    more ideas?
     
  2. Nemo

    Nemo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You forgot...
    -- Damsels in Distress
    -- Gold, Gems, and Treasures
     
  3. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Now I am really wondering about getting backyard dragons. Do you think I should?
     
  4. priszilla

    priszilla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does anyone have any dragon eggs? I was thinking about unplugging after this batch of eggs ,butif I could get dragon eggs -I might change my mind.How long do they take and what temp and humidity?
     
  5. Windy Ridge

    Windy Ridge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought dragon eggs were self-heating, so long as the mother had enough sulfur in her diet before she laid the clutch...
     
  6. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Oh! Don't forget Hydrogen. That is a must with firebreathing [​IMG]

    (I saw the dragon thing on Animal Planet. Thats where I got it from [​IMG])
     
  7. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
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    Quote:I've watched that 4 or 5 times [​IMG]
    According to that, Windy, the eggs are not self heating. The mother and father are supposed to keep the eggs buried in a fire. Higher temps produce males, lower produce females.
     
  8. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Tho the parents keep their draclings safe in a nice hot firepit under their scaly vents, when we puny humans incubate we have to remember to keep the draclings between 800 and 1000 degrees (fahrenheit) for the first three months and seven days.

    After that, its 700-800, and a more humid, swampy environment, ideally, as you say, with swirling sulfur gases to make up for any maternal sulfur deficiencies. Then there's the spare room for the 12x8 incubator and the seven electrical sockets.

    Still, I think its sounds like a gas. Who's in with me?
     
  9. Nemo

    Nemo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's why dragons collect treasure... The larger the pile of gold, the more heat it will hold, the longer they can leave the nest to go hunting.
     
  10. clay

    clay Out Of The Brooder

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    You've got to read Terry Pratchett's Discworld books. Lady Sybil Ramkin raises pet swamp dragons and is quite the authority. There's a good reference at: http://wiki.lspace.org/wiki/Swamp_dragon All in all, sounds a lot like us and our chickens. (Well, except for the bit about dragons getting indigestion and blowing up!)
     

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