sure did ;D they came back just before lunch. Haven't spoken at all, but they all got this strange smile on their faces, seem to be miles away and VERY content a bit wobbly on their feet, though I'm so glad you've got a recording of Pipa on the tambourine now, have I promised too much??!! ;D Good to see everybody is in tip-top shape and practicing
Hawk attack >:(and Brendon's new chat site is all the chooks are interested in at the moment . They have all taken up arms ......branches & spades(Red plastic Kids ones ) and they have called in the chook bikers "Fowl Play "again to get top protection . Also have asked the Turkey and Hippy the cow to move in for a while. We are doing what we can to help them survive the attacks .
Meantime some are hiding in the house on the computer trying to work out how to register on egg exchange social site. They have seen some of their photos I had posted and want to know why they are not all on there and were are there friends???
MyComputer erested in at the moment
Last Edit: Apr 30, 2010 13:22:44 GMT 8 by annieyokie
THAT HAWK BUSINESS IS APPALLING NEWS, ANNE!!!! My girls couldn't sleep all night and have decided they won't just stand around and let it happen again. They've joined Brendon's site and Ronja has started a Poll with the question "should all chooks wear camouflage clothing?" She reckons since she's wearing her boots and and camouflage colors she feels so much safer, in fact, the cat walked straight past her the other day Also, they are seriously thinking about getting into laying eggs, so they can shoot at any intruder for now they are practicing with old corks that they had laying around from the last party, but the shooting range with them is rather disappointing
.Well the girls caught a hawk . Unfortunately they used themselves as bait and I lost another :'(silkie .The hawk got caught in the netting trying to escape. Hawk had lifted the only bit if netting not tied down to get in . .Hard to believe .I think it had planed to get out the same way but was disturbed buy the dogs who went for it .Again I was surprised by the dog who would never touch a chicken.
The girls like the Idea of camouflage gear pianochook and are all behind Ronjas idea100% .They have now demanded ...More dogs ,a regular patrol and a set of camouflage gear each so they can pretend to be trees. I think they are planing to dress up and get your girls- pianochook to come along and visit Trev , fluffychook and a couple of other WAP members to see if they are recognised.
Iv tried to explain that the netting is now all intact so they are safe............ but the said they are going to post a petition in site for all poultry for owners to supply the gear for all poultry.
Spot the chicken.
Last Edit: May 5, 2010 13:24:07 GMT 8 by annieyokie
well done, glad you got him or should I say the chooks got the bugger I am shocked that the hawk lifted up the netting to get into the chooks though. A smart one but no longer sorry for the loss of another Silky I recon there the best just love them . I think I have spotted the chook Trev
I just had the weirdest experience - I know that the chookpoo is good fertilizer for the garden, but when I went outside I could hardly make out the fence: bushes and trees everywhere! They couldn't have grown over night??!! Anne, has your lot gone missing by any chance?? I might just go back with some sunflower seeds, if it's them I'm sure they'll forget about camouflage and come running ;D
Last Edit: May 5, 2010 13:37:08 GMT 8 by pianochook
Just had a SMS from my birds they are at your place pianochook but the are concerned at these tiny black things all over the place . They heard some mention or ants ! !! :othey didnt know what they are but are sure you are training them into some kind of circus act .... they thought the ants come marching in or the charge of the ant brigade red banners and all that
Last Edit: May 5, 2010 16:51:28 GMT 8 by annieyokie
well, I'm afraid it's true, ants all over the place, I now have to hand out little shovels for my students to scoop their way to the piano room I had a talk to your chooks, Anne they came out of their hiding. Most of them are trying to talk me into setting up the light show tonight, they are setting up the deckchairs as we speak, and they even offered to fly to the petrol station to get some supplies but some, especially your huge Orpingtons, want me to try the oat trick, they reckon I'll need a vast amount of oats which would definitely NOT be fit for human consumption afterward and generously offered to get rid of them for me tomorrow
Last Edit: May 5, 2010 17:04:29 GMT 8 by pianochook
I heard the light show was a huge success and that the RAAF did a fly over to check that aliens hadn't landed . ;D ;D The orpingtons returned home fat and happy singing at the top of there voices .. ;)I'm told this was just a rehearsal for next Sundays mothers day extravaganza for all chook mothers . ;D ;D Its good of you to have it at your place pianochook or is it being held at UWA in the sunken garden as suggested by Mr V last night ? My girls are planing on setting up a stall selling chocolate coated ants ...should go down well .
:'(Had a few upset today seeing Lillis photo on piano on Brendon's site . 8-)They want me to post pics of the musical team on instruments on there but do you think ::)I can get them to stay still for a photo ....
Last Edit: May 6, 2010 10:59:33 GMT 8 by annieyokie
sorry, Anne, the sunken gardens would have been a beautiful setting for the event, but alas it's already booked up by the local donkeys - too many hooves, might be too dangerous to share the venue. I've booked Callaway auditorium for the father's day concert, though, I thought I'd do that way in advance to avoid disappointment But my place will work just fine. I'm looking forward to the coated ants - only a dead ant is a good ant, as far as I'm concerned (I hope I won't spark a fierce discussion with that statement ) - and my girls have been working on pickling cockroaches:YUM!!!
off topic slightly, but kookaburras love to catch baby chicks, and years ago i heard a great fuss and kerfuffle and i went to investigate and lo and behold, but my girls had trapped a kookaburra in their shed. tehy were not interested in his musical laughter, just in the fact that he was after their babies, i went in and released him from their grip, and they were not forgiving of me at all.
since then i have kept out an eagle eye for kookaburras attacking my chickens.
they have also been bullied by the sweet warblers the magpies....................but that is another story
;D go ahead, Jacquie, we'd love to hear your stories!!! Kookaburras and sweet warblers, what's next?! you're worse than us! (joking apart, thanks for that info, another one to look out for!) No wonder they were not pleased with you releasing him, he was special guest at their party, cracking jokes like no other ;D ;D The magpies were probably called in to give them singing lessons and were payed quite a few bucks, so don't you go and shoo them away you know we need good singers!
::)Yet another bird to look out for thanks Jacquie . We have allot of maggie's on the property but they watch out us and for our animals .. ....probably because we feed them at the same time as the dogs and they think they are our pets ...the dogs occasionally share the dog bickies with them and if the ckooks are out there can be dogs, maggies and chooks trying to get the last of the bickies .
;D ;DYep !Jacquie ..You send those kookaburra's down to piano chooks ;D.Shell knock some sense into them and train them up as sopranos .
;)Expect a parcel in the mail Trev The girls thought they would send up A dozen crispy fried cockroach's and a box of chocolate coater ants as you showed so much interest in them .
8-)Pianochook the bikers"Fowl play " will be turning up at your place today to check the lay of the land for the mothers day concert/light-show .As you know they have been employed for crowd control .So watch out for birds on bikes
Last Edit: May 7, 2010 9:14:07 GMT 8 by annieyokie
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