Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The Boys are back in town

 The three bachelor bantams that I thought had a new home a few months ago have returned to the Ukranian Village after pissing off their new owners with a show of Drama queen behaviours.
Worthy of three Joan Crawfords at a cocktail party.
Older with their tiny bodies full of testosterone, each one has tested me with a miniature  show of I'm in charge but I was on nights again last night so I was in no mood for histrionics and each one got slapped down with a show of force when sharp little feathered feet started to tantrum.



37 comments:

  1. Are avian flu controls over then?

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    1. For the time being, but these boys are kept covered

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    2. Depends where you live. In England, for people who live within a defined radius (can't remember the size) near water (where waterfowl congregate), this is classedas a "High RIsk" zone and then full controls are still in place; for people who don't, then some restructions ahve been relaxed as long as they meet certain stringent criteria. I have a flock in a "High Risk" zone, and a flock in a "low risk" zone. I'm not sure of the status in the rest of the UK.

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    3. Sorry about all the typos ^^, can't edit to correct.

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  2. show them who's the boss, john!

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  3. Any chance of a harem of bantam hens for them? If not, what will you do with these three bachelors? Chicken dinner for the next 3 weekends? ;)

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  4. Good on you for taking taking control of creatures most foul.

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  5. Three cocks too many.

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  6. I've never had a bantam rooster but having had a few hens of that variety, I can only imagine how fierce the fellows are.

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  7. Would neutering help? What a job that would be.

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  8. That's the way John..show them who's Top Cock around there!

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  9. They're usually such a docile breed.

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  10. It's been a pleasure to have a quick browse of your recent posts. Promising to visit again soon. xo

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  11. a friend who lives in London but lived in a village for many years told a story of a rooster that she acquired with a warning from the previous owner. the first time it ran at her aggressively she did the same and then followed up by breaking it's neck and having it for dinner.

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  12. When I was a child we had two Dominecker roosters who would attack anyone who went into the chicken yard. Meanest damn birds ever. Even separating them into different areas of the yard didn't work.
    My dad finally had to get rid of them.

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  13. Flashbacks to Hitchcock.

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  14. Will you keep them John? They need a nice home, they can't help the way they are.

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  15. That seems like a recipe for conflict -- multiple roosters, all the same age!

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  16. When I was little , I had an Easter chick that grew up to be the meanest old rooster. I loved that stupid chicken.
    My dad constantly threatened to kill him and eat him.
    He died of old age :) The rooster, dad is still kicking.

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  17. Wish it was as easy as that to return Drama Queen People to their 'owners'! At least your chickadees are still speaking to you.x

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    1. My cats are drama queens. I kind of like it.
      One of my oldest friends is a drama queen. Really .. he is a gay actor :)

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  18. And so it begins ... again ...!

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  19. Sounds as though there will be more dramas ahead, so you show them that you're the boss, John !

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  20. My adopted bantam rooster is ever so gentle... We did end up with an out of balance flock at one point, though... Seven roosters and four hens, poor things. Most of the roosters were culled, they attacked everything! As chance would have it, all bantams. I have one little white hen still from that era. She lays my favorite egg.

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  21. They have grown and do look splendid.I have two little hens of the same porcelain Sablepoot breed, very sweet little girls. Sorry to hear that the boys are little marauders. You would think that they would realise how lucky they are to have such a good home with you. x

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  22. I know nowt about chickens or whatever they are but they look as if they are dancing!!

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  23. I love the breed but all six of mine got the boot because all of them had nasty tempers

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  24. So your basically dealing with three strong willed cocks at once?

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  25. Rattle a box of paxo at them.

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  26. Good golly..look at those little guys. They look so full of themselves.

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  27. Their conspiring in the corner of the pen John. I've always liked chickens. If Grandma had a bothersome one, she broke it's neck and we had it for dinner.

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  28. Brings back the days when I had chickens, one of the many different times that is. Roosters can have a bit of fight in them especially when they are young and trying to control the roost. Show them whose boss and until they learn it be careful of the spurs...

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  29. Ahhhh, roosters! Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em... oh hang on, yes you can! My hens are pretty happy and peaceful without one. If I ever go into a heritage breed I'll have a rooster if I can find a nice gentlemanly one, but until then, no thanks, not sfter the last one flew my mum and made the top of her head bleed! Those three are rather pretty though.

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  30. I'd make southern fried chicken out them for you and the prof......

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  31. For a few years when I was young we had some bantams -- roosters were pretty cocky to compensate for their size, I suppose. Am surprised those three roosters continue to exist if they're confined together -- just them -- and wonder if they have spurs.

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  32. Jerry talks about a bantam rooster they had when he was a kid. He attacked everyone until a neighbor dog pulled out most of his tail feathers. He became very humble and sweet once he lost his pride. Poor guy. May the three bachelors learn their lesson less painfully.

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