Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Two new Beaks

Although I have done my stint on the community council, I have agreed to continue helping to develop the council's official website.
Today I took the opportunity to take some " local photographs" for it, although I have not got a brilliant eye for an arty shot and had just got back home when another small addition to the Ukrainian village turned up on the back of a farm trailer.
Chicken coop number 14, complete with two ancient and half blind hens were in need of a new home. The family's new puppy had made it his mission to eat the poultry's droppings at every given moment and had made himself poorly., and so the pensioners had to be rehomed
With me
Heyho
Bingley giving the pensioners the once over
Not an interesting fart based blog entry
Apologies......



35 comments:

  1. That's okay John...I prefer the chickens to the farts any day.

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    1. Eating chicken poop...yum.

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  2. Now you have chicken martyrs.
    Jane x

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  3. new family members - exciting! and no one (you and Winnie) farting; happy day indeed!

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  4. New members to the flock....you have your own old farts home!

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  5. Maybe not a jolly fart-oriented post but shit eating is always a good substitute.

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  6. I've missed it somewhere along the way, what is and how did it get its' nam, 'Ukranian Village"??

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    1. The collection of hen houses were nicknamed " Ukrainian village" by a visitor to the graveyard who commented that all It needed was electric lights and paved roads

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    2. Adding some holiday strings of lights might be a nice touch and keep away the badgers!

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  7. John, I'd ask Mr. Pudding to bring his new camera and take photos of your village.

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  8. Hmm...chickens don't fart, do they? Why is it the farting species get to live indoors?

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  9. I'm whimpering about the demises - and it's NOT funny! I hope you gave the two old dears a decent burial and intoned a suitable verse over their mortal remains. (Snivel snivel!)

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    1. Ray
      They are not dead.....just retired on my field!

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    2. Phew, J.G.! (Wringing out my hanky). I've got my smile back now. Sorry I misconstrued. Ought to have known you would NEVER do anything so cruel. ;-)

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  10. I love the way that turkey is surveying the new arrivals John. They did need to get rid of them - Tess eats sheep and rabbit droppings and I must say her nreath smells disgusting.

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  11. Your new hens look lovely John. I hope they settle in well.

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  12. The lady down the road from me has turkeys and she said that one male turkey was constantly charging her and being a bully. So she made some soapy water into a plastic bottle with a sprayer.. She sprayed this ornery turkey in the eyes with this soapy water.. She said "He stopped and tears were coming out of his eyes and he was blinking blinking because of the soap"...BUT the good news is she only had to do this once.. He stopped charging her and being a bully.. (Good thing,,,he was headed to be cooked for Thanksgiving)...
    Love reading your blog.. and how you rescue animals.. thanks for the read..ta ta for now from Iowa:)

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  13. I'm sure they'll be revelling in their new retirement home, Bingley is one fine specimen of a lad.
    Love the Trelawynd sign, very inviting.
    ~Jo

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  14. We've moved on from farts to scat. Natural progression. I do hope there's room in the village for the older newcomers. Have they names? If not, maybe Lucy and Ethel? Which reminds me, i hope Phyllis is still hanging in there.

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  15. When you say the pensioners 'had to go', does that mean in a stuffing and sprouts sort of way John?

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  16. On one hand I am happy they found you. But why couldn't the owners make a secure chicken run, friends has one, where the chickens are and puppy can't get in ?
    Plus the puppy will possible grow out of the poop eating he probably has a vitamin deficiency.
    Silly people. I hope the dog doesn't chew a favorite shoe or he will be out on the street.
    Daft owners.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. John will probably end up with the shoe, too.

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  17. Why do puppies like chicken poo so much ... it baffles me!!

    I think I would have got rid of the young interloper and kept my pensioners, half blind or not.

    You really are an angel John, you will be rewarded one day (most likely with a flock of young birds but hey ho!!).

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  18. What happens to the poo from your chickens? Are you able to use all of it for garden manure?

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  19. "Had to go" is confusing. Explain please.

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    1. Susan....sentence changed
      The old girls are now with me

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  20. God bless you for taking in pensioners. I hope they're not incontinent. It will be easier to collect the poop for your dinner if they deposit it in one specific spot.

    Love,
    Janie

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  21. Damn coprophile dogs!
    Lilli has that tendency. Every now and then she eats just too much wallaby poo and we have a disaster!

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  22. Pensioners - love it. You're a kind soul. Bingley seems to approve, doesn't he?

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  23. I know dogs have some weird habits, but eating poultry droppings? What could possibly be the attraction? Euugh.

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  24. They will undoubtedly fit right in, John. Good luck and congratulations. ;-)

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  25. No doubt "the Ukranian village" has added greatly to the outstanding beauty of the area.

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  26. When we take the rabbits out if their runs the dogs jump in and eat their droppings! So the rabbits keep the grass cut and the dogs keep it all poo free! Result!

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