Monday, 23 July 2012

Felicity Shagwell and the Mini me's

Now forgive a follow up blog about hens...... bin men and hens in one day.... f*cking hell I AM an interesting blogger am I not?!......
Anyway (he said charging on regardless) I have just spent an evening galloping around a field after some "rescue" hens instead of doing my civic duty in the Community Council Meeting at the Memorial Hall!
A young woman needed a new home for 5 light sussex hens as she was about to embark on a summer's work experience in Africa of all places, I said I could take them
Job Done!
When I arrived I could tell that she was not a real expert in animal care, and although the birds were well fed and their coop spick-and-span, she hadn't really got a clue about any birds in her charge.
She saw me looking at the large Sussex hen and the four smaller birds that were feeding around her feet and said
"It's a bit odd but the chicks haven't grown much since last year!"
I had to smile to myself
I didn't tell her that four of her hens were indeed fully grown bantams!
What did I name them?
Felicity Shagwell and the mini me's of course



25 comments:

  1. AND they are in a SAFE house!

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  2. great names for them all.....

    Gill in Canada

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  3. Ahwwwww .... I was about to say:
    Brian
    Dylan
    Florence
    Ermintrude
    and Dougal ! But, you've already named them.XXXX

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  4. Those are some names that they will have to live up to.

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  5. I'm sure they are flapping their wings with happiness in their new home. Very cute post but have to say, I wouldn't know a bantam from a.....

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  6. Congratulations on the new additions, John! :o)

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  7. Oh yeah, Felicity Shagwell and the Minimes - I bought their first album. What was it called now - oh yeah - "Having a Gray Day"!

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  8. Too stinking cute!!!
    Jane x

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  9. They are the cleanest looking hens I've ever seen, and portly !
    ~Jo

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  10. They do looks quite lovely.

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  11. You are always there when needed. Lucky birds.

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  12. They look beautiful, I would love to hear you call them in. "Come on minimes, come on now, minimes, minimes MINIMES".

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  13. Very cute indeed. Are you going to be able to part with them when she returns?

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  14. thank goodness you had a name to hand...almost another comp in the pipeline!!

    We were called to take 4 hens a while back.
    "dunno why they've stopped laying" said the owner "...they're such clever hens- every time the dogs get hold of them, they know just play dead..."

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  15. Lucky hens. They look something like my brahmas... I think they would like having mini me's to boss around. Hope someone comes by to pick up the "stuff" soon.

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  16. At least they were well fed and clean. More than can be said for some of the others you've rescued!

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  17. Will they get on with the Crack house whores I wonder ?

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  18. Your Guard has once again grown ... how can you manage a regular job with your brood getting to be so large ... lol. Great names !

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  19. ...but of course....

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  20. Welcome Felicity Shagwell and the mini mes!

    You may have missed one civic duty by skipping the council meeting, but you most certainly have met another, Mr Gray.

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  21. Those are some pretty birdies! I, too, wouldn't know a bantam from a badminton bird. I'm guessing that must mean the big one and the little ones aren't related?

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  22. Glad you rescued them! Great names.
    Love reading your blog!

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