;D THANK YOU SO MUCH, ANNE!! your chooks have done a marvelous job - either that or me talking on the phone while walking up and down the chook fence, mentioning chicken soup and roast chicken dinner has done the trick! Last night, when I tucked my little darlings in (see, I'm not THAT mean ) I found an egg!!! Looks like Ronja the clever girl has donated that one - again! Now she just needs to learn to keep them coming and train the other ones...
BTW, Lily and Bonnie would make an excellent body guard (I might consider finding a job for them, anyway, if they don't lay eggs ), they are so big they would cover you no problem ;D
...slight correction, when Bonnie heard about her new career as a body guard she got quiet upset, claiming she was too much of a chicken to throw herself between anyone and a predator , so she made her way to the nest box and surprised us all with a beautiful cream colored egg ;D ;D ;D
WOW good stuff ;D ;D I knew that my birds were good but I wish they would kick start the my hens back into production. :-[While I was away Rachael was getting 20 eggs a day from my lot .... :'(After the fox attack and the rain I'm lucky to see 2-3 a day .
My computers /networks have been down so no-one ckooks included have been on line for a couple of days,will updat on latest going ons soon.!!
Last Edit: Jul 14, 2010 10:50:02 GMT 8 by annieyokie
What with helicopters and now Grinch cant believe it are you sure he/she "WHAT" did it This is still the best thread, do we know what happened to that Turkey that started it all in the first place it has a lot to answer to . ;D ;D ;D Trev
;D ;D ;D Anne, that only proves what a clever boy Grinch is ;D ;D I hacked into his eggschange account: to no surprise, he did order some eggs - so you would lock him up with the girls 24/7 You just watch, there's bound to be a sudden increase in frizzle genes in your flock
Funny you should mention the turkey Trev ,I'm sure I saw his son on a recent trip to Toodyay so it was suggested that " fowl play" our biker chooks headed there 8-)on their bikes on a fact finding mission. Apparently Grinch ...him/her self wanted to join them and went off with them on a scooter (Grinch is not the biker type.) Anyway they got to Toodyay and it seems from what I hear they came across allot of people bikers !!!!! who were a little taken back with all these birds on bikes and it caused a bit of a commotion . I'm not sure Toodyay will ever be quite the same again .Apparently one of the Biker chooks thought a bald bearded people biker was the turkey in disguise and wanted to drag him back with them ....? ???as you can imagine it didn't go down to well and feathers, leather ,stubbies etc etc were littering the streets as they flew off leaving bikes behind . Some arrived home in a awful state others just brushed it off and are planing another trip . Me thinks the terrifying experience may have been the trigger in Grinch's personality change
eggexchange eggs !!Hmmmmmm Ill have to look at that ::)Pianochook seems one of your girls was trying out for "fowl play "but didn't like the leather jacket and wanted to wear red lace ..I can imagine who that was.
One of the not so happy photos captured during the ordeal I think we needed Jacquie there with her camera to take some less biased photos.
Last Edit: Oct 2, 2010 11:10:00 GMT 8 by annieyokie
oh, well, Grinch has nobody to blame for her/his missing tail feathers than her/himself! Why steal Bonnie's red lace, wear it ON TOP of the leather jacket and pick Lady Penelope's pink scooter?! That's just asking for trouble Lilly told me all about it. She has turned into a biker choock all right and is very much in touch with her masculine side: no eggs (the one that I found a while ago was a fraud, I had forgotten to collect the eggs the day before... so still only two laying hens!!!), the entire coop is plastered with posters of the Fowl Play members and catalog's of the latest bike models chook size laying around a lot more plentiful than eggs As for the turkey, I believe he bought a ticket at IGA and has been seen at the Royal Show perving at the chooks and ducks
The turkey arrived at our place last night .Apparently he was captured by some of the Royal show organizer's and he was going to be the live bird in the guess the "dressed weight "competition . Fortunately Fowl-play heard of his fate and saved him just in the nic of time .They all then performed to the show crowds on their bikes with flames shooting from the exhausts . 8-)I hear the were a raging success . I'm sure the photos are now on the walls of your chook pen pianochook. Questions were asked as to why the musical chook entourage was not performing this year at the show .I was heard to be said that the musical director has been absorbed in her own performances and had better get her act together or else ;D ;D
I dont know what else is but I think some more bookings are in order
Last Edit: Oct 11, 2010 10:37:03 GMT 8 by annieyokie
well, it was a very hard decision, one that I don't want to face ever again!!! Royal Show versus Carnegie Hall Mr.Verbitsky put his claw down, so off to New York they went... ;D ;D We've got some exciting news from our pen: Lily has been excepted as contestant for the new series of Biggest Loser They said they were surprised she can still move around on her own two legs, it would be a real challenge to get her into shape and she will have the audience glued to the TV and they even agreed to pay for plastic surgery to fix her crunched wattles if she wins!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D
Last Edit: Oct 11, 2010 20:27:10 GMT 8 by pianochook
So pleased to hear of Lily's acceptance in the new series of Biggest Loser
It explains why a large screen TV was installed in the main chook pen .
My birds are really enthusiastic for her and have some great Ideas for exercise routines . My roos also have some other Ideas how to help her get a little more exercise . They have been checking out the other competitors and are thinking Hatty the cow is the biggest challenge . Apparently she has a secret weapon ---- ???a supply of Svelte ...a natural appetite suppressant and metabolism enhancer.
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