Newly hatched Japanese Quails Answered

My quail eggs have hatched but 50% of the baby quails cannot walk.  Their legs stick out from the side of their bodies.  They seem healthy but craw around the brood box. The good ones can walk on the straw covered brood box.  They just cannot stand Any ideas as to what has happened?

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How do I cut and fit a hatch on a fiberglass Kayak?

I have a 12 ft Phoenix Slipper that my friend and I are reglassing, and I want to put a stow bulkhead and hatch in the stern. Any tips or suggestions?

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ITS ABOUT HENS CHICKENS HATCHING CAN ANYONE HELP A S A P

MY BANTUM HEN WANTS TO HATCH BUT I CANT RISK HAVING A COCKEREL JUST HAD TO LET 7 GO TO ANOTHER HOME DUE TO COUNCIL PROBLEMS AND NEIGHBOURS.    IS THERE ANYTING I CAN DO I REALLY WOULD LIKE MORE CHICKS NOT COCKERELS  ALSO HOW CAN WE KNOW EARLY IF ITS A COCKEREL MY NAME IS JULIE    REPLY NEEDED URGENTLY THANKS

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Chicken eggs? Answered

Hi chicken experts.  I have a broody hen and so decided to get some fertile chicken eggs for her to hatch. Now I have bought a mixed lot and so would like to garner opinion as to what I might get out of them. Possibility from the breeders are Welsummer, Cream legbar, Light sussex, to name but a few poeeibilities. Photo attached,

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Steampunk Taxidermy - time-travelling rodents.

Chuffy and his Time Machine, Chuffy (mouse) sits in the little carriage on top of the Time Machine (guinea pig). He is having some mechanical problems getting it started, so the hatch on the side of the Guinea pig is open to reveal vintage clockwork cogs that make the Time Machine work, when it hasn't broken down anyway! Apparently, the donor animals are all natural deaths, including gifts from the maker's cat.

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hay guys i need some help with a project?

My friend and I want to take a trip downriver but have no money we also know that many of you are experienced with fiber glassing.  The kayaks we would like to build would be sea kayaks or close to them they need some hatches in them in order to access storage areas and its important that we be able to get a bike on top of the kayak without causing too much instability.  we have a pretty good idea how to do it i was just wondering if any of you guys had any better idea or suggestion on where we can get cheap fiberglass material and tips on building it.  thanks a whole bunch.

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A Disturbing Store Room

We've just returned from staying with friends in Geneva, where we slept in their (large and airy) basement. Next to the bedroom was the room our friends used as a store room - their nuclear bunker! When their house was built, it was a legal requirement for all homes to have a nuclear bunker.  A stocked, functioning nuclear bunker. The door is steel, filled with concrete.  It doesn't have a lock - that huge yellow bolt and spanner hold the door shut against invaders.  The door on the wall is an escape hatch, in case the house collapses on the main door, and the machinery in the corner is the air filter. The shelves double as beds, and the toilet is a bucket with a lid. I found it fascinating, and, to be honest, disturbing.  It took me two days to "get around" to going through and taking these photos. I grew up during the tense days of US/Soviet nuclear proliferation, when Threads wasn't just a disturbing drama, it was almost a government information film.  I paid attention at school - I knew what nuclear weapons really did.  To most kids, they were a cool way of destroying a bunch of stuff (even more so today).  To me, they were (and are) flatly horrifying, and the stuff of genuine nightmares. I look forward to when things like reduced to the kind of novel feature that ranks alongside "original fireplace" or sash windows.

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This may be a real puzzler How do I build a tent around a suburban hatchback attached to a bumper pull horse trailer.

 I camp with horses for competitive weekend rides.  I have a 2 horse bumper pull that I pull with a large Suburban. Because the horse or horses usually  have to be tied to the trailer(competition rules)  it is safer to leave the bumper pull attached to the suburban. I have been living and sleeping out of the back of the suburban and I need more room and privacy when we finally get back to camp from riding all day.   The bumper pull has a tack room located on the same side as the passenger  side of the suburban.  That tack room is loaded with tack, feed, hay and water as well and depending on the campsite a  portable potty.  I would like to find a way to run a tent from the suburban back hatch,.over the trailer hookup to the trailer and encompass the tack room. So basically the tent would come off the back of the hatchback which I would leave open of course and most of the living walking and storage area would be on the passenger and tack room side.   this way I can enter from the side ....be able to insure my tack stays dry ..keep coolers and other equipment contained and still sleep in the suburban. One little thought is that I may need to close the hatchback and lock the suburban when we are all away from camp.  although there is usually a camp steward who stays in camp. Oh...Did I mention this has to be fairly easy because...1.  I am pretty builder DIY limited even though I do give it my best shot and 2.  During competitive events there is not a lot of time to set up for human needs as we are judged 24/7 those weekends on how we tend to the horse's needs.  THANK YOU SO MUCH

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