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05-15-2014 07:24 AM
Originally Posted by sparra View Post
We have this one Digital Fully Automatic EGG Incubator Turner 48 Eggs Poultry Chicken Duck Bird | eBay

It is great....we get good results. Our other one is a hexagon shape but you have to manually turn the eggs so the results aren't quite as good but still a good little incubator
I PET 60 Eggs Incubator Electronic Poultry Hatch Heater Adjustable Temperature | eBay
They look like some nice incubators. Good to hear that you are having successful hatch rates! My favourite part of incubation is candling the eggs and seeing how the chicks develop. It's just magical.
05-13-2014 10:15 PM
sparra We have this one Digital Fully Automatic EGG Incubator Turner 48 Eggs Poultry Chicken Duck Bird | eBay

It is great....we get good results. Our other one is a hexagon shape but you have to manually turn the eggs so the results aren't quite as good but still a good little incubator
05-13-2014 03:20 AM
Yoshi Over the years we had Muscovy ducks, Isa Browns, Cross Bred geese, Light Sussex, bantam Appleyard ducks, bantam chickens and Guinea fowls. The Guinea fowls were great for eating the grass hoppers but they were very noisy. At the moment we have Australorps (black and blue) and a pair of Pilgrim geese.

Peacocks are beautiful birds and yes they are very noisy, my Aunty who lives in Perth has a huge aviary and pen and she wanted some peacocks but apparently her neighbors wouldn't let her.

anonymouse71, we never had pet emus before, but my mum said she did when she was young. She said they were like really big geese! Haha, I love geese. I know a few people who consider them as nuisances but on our farm we rarely see them, we kind of think they are sacred when they do show up on the farm. We do get lots of kangaroos however and they are nuisances. It's also great to see another Toothless admirer!

Sparra, I just got an incubator for Christmas and I have been having a ball hatching lots of Australorp chicks! Unfortinately there is a higher ratio of males that are hatching! Ahh, I just guess we won't have to buy a chicken from the shop for a while then. What models do you have? I can't remember what my model is called and it's packed away, but it has very good hatch rates.

Oh yes, I agree foxes can be a problem. Predators always seem to be out to get our birds! I remember my dog and I had to catch this goanna so we could cart him away so it would stop snatching our chicks. It hasn't returned so that's good because I would hate it if it had to get shot. I loved reptiles when I was a kid and loved Steve Irwin.

My dad's Kelpies were far from being spoiled. But they still loved him. I think that they are good workers. They may not be pedigreed dogs but their parents, grandparents were all selected for their ability to herd.

EDIT: Incubator: IM 35 egg digital auto roll turn : WA Australia Wide Delivery This looks exactly like the model I have.
05-13-2014 02:34 AM
anonymouse71 Hi Yoshi. My gsd, Sallie, and I are from Alabama (USA) and it is very nice to "meet" you. We think Toothless is a very cute dragon too.

We also have peacocks (which sound very cool, but very loud) and chickens, pheasants, and guineas. We used to have emus as pets. They were awesome (except for one very mean female), but have heard that they are a nuisance to you folks in Australia.
05-13-2014 01:59 AM
sparra What kind of poultry do you have? We are poultry nuts too We have a couple incubators and are a bit addicted. We hatch lots of guinea fowl and sell them cause people can't get them many places anymore.
I want some peacocks and geese but worried about the foxes.
We have a kelpie too.....she is a sheep dog but a very spoilt one !!!! I do let my shepherd work the sheep for a bit of fun....he is handy and enjoys it so that is the main thing.
Hope you find your dream dog soon
05-13-2014 12:56 AM
Yoshi Thanks guys, it's great to see some Australians here!

Yeah we did sheep, cows, and cropping. We have poultry too but they are more of a hobby for us. The farm life is great and I simply cannot imagine living in a town or city. I remember when I was in High School and I had to board away from the farm, that was just a terrible experience for me!

My dog loved the farm, although he didn't herd the sheep - my dad's Kelpies did that - he used to love chasing rabbits, jumping on the hay bales, swimming in the dam and interacting with the working dogs. I remember when he was between 14-20 weeks old I took him shearing with me because I was a roustabout and all the shearers would say "What kind of dog is that? Is he a husky?"
05-12-2014 09:42 PM
tottie86 Welcome I am from Australia also, I live in brisbane

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05-12-2014 09:12 PM
sparra Hello from Victoria. I am on a farm down here. We have sheep and grow crops. My GSD loves the farm life
05-12-2014 11:16 AM
Yoshi Thank you for the welcome everyone!

LaRen616, I love "How to Train Your Dragon" too! It is just such a beautiful movie and Toothless is so sweet and adorable. I remember when I first saw it in the cinemas. The scene where Hiccup and Toothless began to form their "forbidden friendship" was just so beautiful.

SuperG, thank you for your kind words! I know that death is a natural part of life and nature can be a wonderful thing. It may seem harsh at times, but this is how our world works. When I was younger I didn't quite understand it.

Shade, I couldn't agree with you more.

AspelBear, I have learn't from my mistake and have invested in a hard drive, so hopefully it won't happen again!

EDIT: I will certainly upload photos of future Yoshi, but for now I have to wait because at the moment we are moving and it will probably be best to wait until we are settled in. Although I was kicking myself because I saw a nice mating and it's such a shame that I will have to miss out on it! If only we could get settled sooner! I just hate it when we are left suspended in limbo.
05-12-2014 10:54 AM
ApselBear Welcome Yoshi! I recommend that you check out services like photobucket or any of the cloud services such as iCloud and google's cloud for storage of your photos of you future Yoshi and any other files you'd like to keep forever. Computers are flaky and die eventually, so it helps to store stuff on a cloud. Backup flash drives are good options too, although much clumsier. Looking forward to seeing Yoshi photos in the (hopefully near) future!
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