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15 years 6 months ago #236355 by Isla
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They are native, as is the Black Backed Gull and some migratory species; they are not endemic as is the Kiwi and Paradise Duck.

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15 years 6 months ago #236362 by Ronney
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Endemic: Species breeding naturally only in New Zealand

Native: Species breeding naturally in New Zealand but can be found breeding in other regions.

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15 years 6 months ago #236414 by Isla
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Now I want to add yet another attempt. :D [;)]

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15 years 6 months ago #236457 by NZ Appaloosas
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Pukekos purr??? Now I really want one, as well. I just get all gushy/gooey watching the puke and the chicks in the one TV advert. Hubby say's I'm bonkers... LOL

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15 years 6 months ago #236465 by Cinsara
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Do they spread TB or is it selmonella? I adore Pukes but as I have baby chickens running around, I am quite glad they only pop up to the house paddock on occassion.

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15 years 6 months ago #236480 by Isla
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I never caught TB or Salmonella from the ones which lived in our house. [;)]

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15 years 6 months ago #236514 by ravenseyes
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They poop in troughs - I am sooooo sick of watching them get up have a drink turn around on the edge and drop a load



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15 years 6 months ago #236515 by ravenseyes
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Pukekas can be shot in season with a shotgun, if you have a game licence or own the land. The Fish and Game web pages will explain all this.



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10 years 8 months ago #468392 by mellyness
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very interesting thread :-)
I also used to LOVE pukekos. they are so pretty and the babies so cute.
but now i am well and truly over them. we have chickens who have not yet worked out how to use their self feeder (any tips?) - but the pukekos have worked out how to use it! i hate to think how much we are spending in keeping them alive - anyone tell me when the shooting season is?

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10 years 8 months ago #468396 by poaka
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we're over them when they sneaked in to the pigeon loft..grabbed the squabs , washed them in the water bowl than ate them..

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10 years 8 months ago #468398 by Blueberry
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mellyness;470787 wrote: v we have chickens who have not yet worked out how to use their self feeder (any tips?) - but the pukekos have worked out how to use it! ?

well, that would explain why they survive so easily - they are just more intelligent [}:)] :D :D .....

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10 years 8 months ago #468399 by Blueberry
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poaka;470791 wrote: ..grabbed the squabs , washed them in the water bowl than ate them..

... and more hygiene - conscious....[}:)][}:)][B)]

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10 years 8 months ago #468403 by tonic
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Blueberry;470793 wrote: well, that would explain why they survive so easily - they are just more intelligent [}:)] :D :D .....

it tends to be the intelligent species that humans get the most trouble from... the way we are going one day we will have reduced the wild species to just the stupid ones.

i too, think pukekos are great. however we did have a pair that would cruise around the chicken area each day checking out any nests and getting the eggs before me! quick learners they are.

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10 years 8 months ago #468541 by carlyjean
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They are lovely to look at but I agree with many others on this thread they are a real threat to your LSB! They undid hours of my bulb planting! Grr! But much worst is their appetite for brown teal ducklings. We have 2 breeding pairs of these endangered little beauties in our pond and last year the pukes at ALL of their ducklings! It was so sad- each day there would be less and less. We watched them stalk the teal around the pond, and later found baby chicks with their heads bitten off or not even touched. I read that they kill for sport - not only food.
So again- they are beautiful birds- but I would rather not have them!

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10 years 8 months ago #468545 by Mousewhisker
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I'd say you might not be very popular with your neighbours if you encourage them into your area!!!

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