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Agatha's gang
Fri 14-May-10
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MOS
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Hi i would like to introduce you to the girls in our garden Wink,

Agatha  Bagatha and Tabatha are our vicious raptor type carnivorous guard bantams ,trained in the art of cluckfoo Laugh.

But seriously the arrived after a family friend heard we were looking for a couple of chickens .As they were already a close triple-some we got a job lot ,we hastily built a coop and within the day they were ours Confused.

Our big worry was our other vicious beast namely sally the terrier cross,and boy was she cross when they arrived.Steam you see she owns the garden the hedges the lawn the mineral and air space rites to our garden and all surrounding areas in fact what she sees she controlsMonster,luckily she is crap at catching things ,she stalks birds in stealth mode but she growls all the while she is doing it .so the birds just look at her in disbelief and fly away before she pounces Doh, crap for a hunter but it amuses us Laugh,Anyway back to the chucks we hastily wired off a small bit of garden to introduce them to their new home and, and sally !! , they watched sally and sally watched them and the tension worried us .the next day i needed to move them to their permanent home so i shut the dog in the house and did my shep impersonation to heard them into the new run . i was surprised i think i only covered 3 or 4 miles in the process , well it was ten yards away ,just as i had two of the three in i turned to see a Mexican stand off behind me ,agatha and sally beak to nose OH S**t

Who do i grab first Confused, it must have been a couple of seconds but felt like a fortnight,then they both turned and walked away WellDone, not the excitement we expected but a great relief . since then they have been great ,the chucks pinch sallys biscuits and she pinches their worms ,horrible to watch but trueSorry.

the intention was to pen the gang most of the time in a good size run but as they get on with the dog they get full run of the garden.

We were getting a regular supply of eggs with Agatha being the forerunner but she had a prolapse last weekCry and after a bit of searching the web i cleaned it and put it back with lashings of preparation HSorry this took a couple of attempts but after being in quarantine for a few days we let her back with the posse and fingers crossed she is ok so far the vet said he could put somthing in but if she layed it would reocure so the web advice won ,fingers crossed,

,just hope she lays off the laying for a while (no pun intended) until she gets back to full health.we dont mind that she doesn't lay we mainly got them as pest controll , but i must admit the cakes the wife makes with the eggs are a bit scrummy

yours  MOS

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Fri 14-May-10
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That is a BRILLIANT story, MOS. I laughed my socks off. WellDone WellDone WellDone

this is my favourite bit:

"the chucks pinch sallys biscuits and she pinches their worms ,horrible to watch but true"

Our Min Pins would kill all our chooks in 30 seconds if they ever managed to get inside the pen. No sweet stand-off there, unfortunately. Cry

You are a great story teller. Please do some more from time to time.Ok

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Sat 15-May-10
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What a great story MOS, how about some pictures?

I'll try that again!

Sat 15-May-10
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only just figured out the gizmos at the bottom. god knows how you do pictures Embarassed

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Sat 15-May-10
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I can't remember how to post pictures right now, though I have done it.  Shereen and Kate could tell you.

I'll try that again!

Sun 16-May-10
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hi i hope these are pictures of the girls MOS xx

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Sun 16-May-10
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aparently they are but both the same  Doh.MOS

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Sun 16-May-10
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As you can see i have polished agatha and the girls till they shonWink. and sally is stalking a pidgeon 20 ft up a tree, yes she can jump that far until she wakes up. hope the pictures make sence of the story MOS.xx

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Sun 16-May-10
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really enjoyed your story lovely looking dog and the chickens do look well polishedBig_LaughWellDone

Sun 16-May-10
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Agree Fiano - they certainly look very smart.

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Mon 17-May-10
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Oh yes, very sleek.  They are lovely, thank you.

I'll try that again!

Tue 18-May-10
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Hi freindly types glad you liked my other girls ,

just a bit on Agatha's prolapse she is doing ok so far ,she is still off the  laying, luckily , does anybody have experience of prolapsed chucks, am i doing the rite thing by keeping her alive or will the inevitable happen if and when she starts to lay again,it was gut instinct to sort her out with the preparation h  but i do worry now that it may just be delaying the inevitable ,MOSConfused

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Wed 19-May-10
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We don't know, MOS. Never had a prolapse in one of ours yet, fingers crossed.

Keep us updated, please.

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Wed 19-May-10
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just a thaught as agatha is definitely the head honcho in our pen will she stop the others laying if she cant .

dont know how far her powers go with the other chickens, but she certainly keeps them in their place.any thaughts ime a recent re convert to this chicken malarky, haveht had any since i was 12 and thats nearly two centuries ago nowWink

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