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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 8:00 pm 
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Looks like a duckoponics in the making.

I like the chicken feeder, but mine sometimes empty the 2 day feeder completely to eat all the sunflower seeds and than start on the other bits. Would be a disaster when they do it on your setup.

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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 9:51 am 
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Gwydion wrote:
Looks like a duckoponics in the making.

I like the chicken feeder, but mine sometimes empty the 2 day feeder completely to eat all the sunflower seeds and than start on the other bits. Would be a disaster when they do it on your setup.


I stopped buying the mixed bags for that reason and they now just get plain layer pellets in the feeder. I keep grains as a treat and it gets broadcast onto the ground for them to scratch around and find.


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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 9:27 pm 
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Burnsy wrote:
What is wrong with your ducks, that water is way to clean for a duck pond!!


That picture is from their first swim after it started raining, they have another smaller pond in their pen which is plenty mucky. Do you recognise your sombero?

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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 9:37 pm 
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Burnsy wrote:
Gwydion wrote:
Looks like a duckoponics in the making.

I like the chicken feeder, but mine sometimes empty the 2 day feeder completely to eat all the sunflower seeds and than start on the other bits. Would be a disaster when they do it on your setup.


I stopped buying the mixed bags for that reason and they now just get plain layer pellets in the feeder. I keep grains as a treat and it gets broadcast onto the ground for them to scratch around and find.


Yeah, I do the same, vegie layer crumble for the chooks and duck pellets for the ducks, so far there has been zero waste/spillage, only draw back is that hatchlings will need their own feeder and water down on their level, but this is OK because I will just recommission the old smaller feeders for the chicks and put them on ground level. This way only the chicks will be eating the chick started crumble because I will put the small feeder some where the chooks can't get at it easily.

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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 10:03 pm 
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Just make sure your starter crumble has the coccidiosis treatment in it, some don't which we found out the hard way. It went through a flock at work last year, it was terrible and then there was with holding on all the eggs once we treated with the prescribed treatment.


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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:10 pm 
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what about your dog(s)? he/she/they going to cause issues with the ducks?
I do like ducks. Been wanting some for a long time, just like the sound they make. And the meat they produce.

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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
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What stops ducks from just taking off? Do they get some kind of bond going with there surroundings or something? I've never understood that. Sorry, I'm not very farm savvy


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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
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most domestic breeds are too heavy to fly easily and they get lazy ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:08 am 
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Hi simo
Awesome job there mate I hope my setup turns out half as good as yours. HAve gave me some great ideas for my block, keep it up.


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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:01 pm 
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:wave: Hi Bill, the dogs know better :swing:

:wave: Hi Charle, Actually I thought they were all Khaki Campbells and couldn't fly but the male has since taken off and I now think he may have been a Welsh Harliquin.

:wave: Hi Jaymie

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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
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So some breeds fly and some dont. Why didnt I know this.


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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
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How's the rain been treating you Simo, are you knee high in green yet? Still got those raised beds here, was your mate interested or should I dispose of them on gumtree?


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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:34 pm 
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It's been a good month for rain, hope it keeps up, one tank full and working on the second.

Go a head and gum tree the beds mate.

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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:36 pm 
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Thanks, 94mm through the guage at work (Gosnells foothills) so far this month, the warm sunny days are making things go well.


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 Post subject: Re: Simo's Block
PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:09 pm 
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Just for you Burnsy, the top bar with a new roof, also gave it an all mesh floor and re caulked this windows.

Thanks heaps, it was a bargain :thumb:


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