Wednesday, 19 November 2014

" The cold never Bothered Me anyway..."


Not having small female children around the house has meant that the delights of " Frozen" have largely passed me by However for some strange reason the hit song " Let It Go" has firmly rooted itself into my head, and so during various parts of the day, I can be caught warbling " here I stand......here I stay .........." And  " I don't care...what they'll say" when filling the water butts and feeding the ewes.
This morning I was in full voice when I was attacked from behind by the new cockerel Ginger Harry.
It's not the first time he has been showing his metal, and his attacks have been increasing in their intensity over the past few weeks
Some males just have too much testosterone for their own good , so when this fighting behaviour starts it is important to pick the offending cockerel up, and in a feat of dominance , walk around with him for a long time , tucked up safely under your arm pit.
I didn't manage to catch the bugger this morning, he was too quick for me, but as I walked back across the fields carrying a blue plastic bucket , he made the mistake to come in with all Spurs blazing for one final attack.
Not quite the best scene from any Disney film, I have ever seen,
But I battered the little bastard three times with the bucket
Without breaking a line of the chorus " Let it go! LET IT GO...TURN AWAY AND SLAM THE DOOR,!!!"


72 comments:

  1. My sole hen pecks at my ankles; gawd knows what she wants. Maybe she just enjoys being aggressive.

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    1. Have you spotty ankles?

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    2. No; bleeding ankles.

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  2. Isaw Frozen 3 times with my GD,she is almost 5. I find it a little beat crule story.But she likes it of c ourse.

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    1. 5 year olds love tv adverts

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  3. You big brute, trying to control a rampant cock. I know Frozen very well even though I don't want to. I was told to add the eff word to Frozen on You Tube and see what popped up. The lyric wasn't damn it all, as the word starts with eff.

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    1. Look up last year's post on bogbrush ( another cockerel)
      I accidently killed him!

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    2. I remember the occasion vividly.

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  4. Hmmm, you're writing about cocks this morning, whilst I may have mentioned a cockatoo myself.
    Oh! Photo is up, as promised, just scroll down a bit.
    Now go stick that cock in your pit!

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    1. Oh I wish you would just fuck off

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  6. LET IT GO! LET IT GO! Plays on repeat at bloody playgroup, takes all week to leave my head then I have to go again and hear it!

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    1. Ah... Now I know why we didn't adopt

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  7. That was very interesting hearing it in Welsh. Take me back 45 years and I would have been SOOOOOO into Frozen. Unfortunately, I now look at new Disney films with a cynical eye. They are basically all the same plot. Someone gets lost, someone has to be found. I did think the scenery was very beautiful, though. And did you see that sassy walk she has towards the end of the song? There will be six year olds shocking their grandparents with that walk this Christmas!

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    1. Already happening here! lol

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    2. The walk is already happening here too. I also have to listen to the song every week when I take my Grandie to dancing. Bring on the end of year concert so we don't ever have to hear it again !!

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    3. Every Disney film has the same plot ever since Bambi!

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  8. Granddaughter has been staying with us and had to wear her Frozen Princess dress everyday. Probably a good job I didn't have daughters, I hate the whole 'Princess' thing. Yes I am an old feminist

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    1. Did you have trouble squeezing into it?

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  9. Chickpea - same here!! though having raised two boys, it's quite charming to be able to do and watch 'girly' things. My Grandaughter thinks I'm so clever because I can sing all the words to 'Let it Go' when we watch the film together. She hasn't worked out that the subtitles help a lot! Clever old Nana that I am!

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  10. what with this and peppa pig it can make you a little nuts at the end of the day.

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  11. I would have given anything to see and hear that !

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  12. So, now that you've ruined Frozen for Ginger Harry, what's next on the menu?

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    1. " Acuna matatta
      When I'm next at the vets

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  13. I have not seen the movie and have kept the song out of my head. Every bird it top dog, until they meet a bigger dog.

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    1. He wasn't getting one over on me the bitch

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  14. Great grandaughter had her "Princess" dress on yesterday ....she loves Frozen and sings that song to death. But so cute doing so. We had a rooster long ago that attacked my husband every time he walked out the door....a friend of ours said he made a great chicken and noodles. We had a huge turkey who hated a friend of ours and attacked him every time he came to the house....he started honking so we could come out and lock said turkey in the pen while he was here!

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    1. Linda
      I have been attacked numerous times over the years I may post a few older posts tomorrow which chronical this

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  15. Poor Ginger Harry! Clearly he was simply passing judgement on your singing - like a feathered Simon Cowell. Now there's somebody I would like to hit with a bucket!

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    1. Filled with set concrete

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  16. You crack me up. I love reading about you days.

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  17. He'll remember that bucket. If you always carry it with you he'll likely stay away from you.

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  18. I once had a cockerel that was really cruel and even killed a duck. A farmer I know took him to a farmer he knew. Said he would eat most things. The mind boggles.

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  19. I never keep a mean rooster. Not because I'm afraid of them, but because I don't want someone seeing me bashing on it like a crazy person (they push you to that behavior). Especially at a poultry show.

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    1. I usually just flap my arms at an aggressive rooster
      It usually works

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  20. Whe a cockerel, or a gander (even worse) does that to the farmer he has perfected a well-aimed wellington boot in a place where it hurts most - they don't do it twice. It is called being the dominant male.

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  21. At my office, when someone is going on and on about something, we will all say "Let it go Elsa, let it go".....and invariably one of us will walk away and say "the cold never bothered me anyway".

    Amazing how a song can become so ingrained in us.

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  22. I had two male turkeys that tried to spur and flap me. They got it back when the coyotes caught them coming to the house from the barn. All that was left of them were their feathers.

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  23. I have a real problem with Frozen, especially it winning the Oscar for best animation film. The animation was OK at best. I could go on and on but .... the song is what everyone remembers.
    Even my four year old Japanese granddaughter sings the whole song. So cute !
    I wish I could have seen you singing the song while batting the naughty one.
    Please install a wildlife camera in your yard. We need to see this.

    cheers, parsnip

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  24. Find 'Dominic the Donkey' on youtube..that should get rid of the song in your head.
    Jane x

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    1. Shoot me....the Italian christmas donkey has just melted my brain

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    2. But it got rid of Frozen!!
      Jane x

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  25. I would have given all the tea in china (if I owned all the tea in china that is) to see the spectacle of you whacking a cock with a bucket whilst warbling Let it go and not missing a beat!! I agree with angryparsnip.. a wildlife camera in your yard would be a great thing... I would be entertained for days!!

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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    1. I try to reign in the bucket swinging
      Last year I smacked a cockerel called big brush who was raping a hen and killed the bugger by accident !

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  26. Had to smile at YP's comment.

    I hadn't heard this particular Disney offering before. I think I'd get very tired of this tune in short order!

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  27. Maybe he'll join the dots and realise that too much of that kind of behaviour and he'll end up in your freezer!

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  28. Our on-heat cow tried to mount Lester when he bent over to pick up her poo! And one of the male geese has taken attacking him full on when he lets them out in the mornings. And two little female hens keep obligingly flattening themselves to the ground so he can mount them if he wants to, there being no cockerel here to do the job. Ah, hormones! As for a fighting cockerel, into the freezer he would be put!

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    1. I've been lucky Vera.......its been ages since I almost got my face ripped off by that miniature cockerel when I was checking camillas sex

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    2. Remember?

      http://disasterfilm.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=Sexing+Camilla

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  29. I have never heard of the song...Thank God!

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    1. Me neither. I even YouTubed it...

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    2. Bet you're humming it now!

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  30. "...I battered the little bastard three times with the bucket..."

    Ah... Sounds like you are a bit "old school" in the animal care department. And I had thought you might have been a bit of a gentle Cock Whisperer. Have you tried whispering to an angry cock gently? You may be surprised.

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    1. Generally I go in with cock under the armpit psychology
      It works well with overly aggressive males
      I just couldn't catch him. So I had to resort to brute force

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    2. You have a fine name for a new best-selling book:

      "Cock under the armpit psychology", by John Gray - a guide to handling overly aggressive males

      I can see it now, front cover image and all (unfortunately)

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    3. If you haven't had a cock under your arm u ain't lived

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    4. I can live with that... (with not having lived, I mean).

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    5. Go on
      Live a little

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    6. Hahahaha!

      Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  31. I went into chicken world wearing one of Lovely Hubby's jackets and our cockerel Caldwell went for me, I almost aimed my booted foot at him, but noticed a coach full of tourists just in time :-)

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    1. They always arrive just at the wrong time..........same happened with bog brush ( see above )

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    1. Thanks for sharing.....I think

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  33. I was scrolling down to tell you I laughed aloud at your description of beating your cock while belting out "Let it Go"...and then I got distracted by the drama induced by "linda"'s comment above. This is far too much excitement for one post.

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