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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th, 2009 9:06pm (Feb 10th 2009)
     
    It's surprising how many times I've been on a long walk in the countryside, thinking about something other than hens for a change, when my route has taken me unexpectedly past a coop or field full of lovely happy chickens.
    Here's a place to report similar Unexpected Chicken Encounters that have happened to you.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2009 3:11am (Feb 11th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    The two new hampshire red's (i think) on the tree-road back from campus...very cute, and give me my chicken fix for the day!! ;)
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2009 8:05am (Feb 11th 2009)
     
    I was walking up to Sixth Form the other week and heard clucking. I immediatly looked to see what it was. There was an alloment with hens and geese. I got way to excited about them and now everytime i go past i have to look at them. :)
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2009 10:10am (Feb 11th 2009)
     
    This saturday we were out driveing around looking for yard sales ,and we stoped at a house that had a flock of gold lace whyandots. Oooo the prettyist things! the rooster was stunning!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2009 12:38pm (Feb 11th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Can i put a duck encounter on here? Me and some friends went camping in the Dales last summer, and in the middle of the night we heard quacking and saw this silhouette going past the tent, then a duck's head popped through a small hole in the door! :D

    Amused us greatly, and the next day we went to feed the ducks by the river.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2009 5:12pm (Feb 11th 2009)
     
    I had a strange blackbird encounter today - its head was completely white! Sorry, I know it isn't strictly a UCE...
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2009 9:09pm (Feb 11th 2009)
     
    OK, it's Unexpected Bird Encounters then.

    On one walk we went along a footpath beside a long allotment and at the very bottom, after patch after patch of fruit, veg and flowers, there were 3 hens basking in the sun. They had a coop decorated with signs like 'no smoking' ones, but with crossed out foxes instead of cigarettes.

    The allotment was quite far away from houses, so the chickens were particularly Unexpected.
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2009 9:15pm (Feb 11th 2009)
     
    :note::note::note:"Why do birds suddenly appear...":note::note::note:
    Oh, sorry. Unexpected musical interlude on the subject of Unexpected chickens.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2009 9:19pm (Feb 11th 2009) edited
     
    It is a robin that sings in the night.

    I mean our English Robin Redbreast. Quite a small bird with an orangey/red breast. They stay here all year round but are easier to spot in the winter as there is less vegetation.

    I think I have heard one on the Hencam mic at times.


    The ad' at page bottom is for "Elephant Bean Bags".
    I've never heard of Elephant Beans!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2009 11:31pm (Feb 11th 2009)
     
    THis sounds fun "Unexpected bird encounters".
    We have a family of magpies that come to us almost daily. We feed them and make sure the bird bath is full especially in these dry times.

    The unexpected bird encounter is when the big humungous scary black crows suddenly appear to join the feast. I get cross and want to shoo them off because all the smaller birds fly away.......hmm my dilema is should I let them eat or give them the boot?
    :ange: no let them stay
    :diablo: yes shoo them off
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2009 11:35pm (Feb 11th 2009)
     
    I've never had a UCE :( However, at the offices where my son works someone hangs bird feeders in the tree by the car park. There are beautiful birds to watch while I wait for him. I once counted 8 different types in 60 seconds! (None of them were chickens though!)
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2009 11:36pm (Feb 11th 2009)
     
    Hmmm..sounds like Ravens.

    I would imagine that as long as the bird bath is full, I'd let the Ravens take there fill (at least in the hot times). The smaller birds probably hang out nearby until the ravens leave.
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2009 11:41pm (Feb 11th 2009)
     
    Not too many oosy/oobe's here in the city, but if you go into the forests nearby (of which we have PLENTY), you occasionly run into a partridge that scares the %%&%&#@@!#$ out of you.

    Interestingly enough we have wild turkeys across the street from where I work (as well as deer/foxes) and I saw a King Fisher once.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2009 11:43pm (Feb 11th 2009)
     
    oooh yes ravens like in the Hitchock thriller The Birds, I sat watching that film as a teenager home alone while nursing two little kittens, dont know what I thought they could do to help he he he.
    I was really spooked by that movie hence my lifelong uncertainty about the crows/ravens.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th, 2009 11:45pm (Feb 11th 2009)
     
    A partridge I thought they lived in pear trees!!!!!!!!!!:lol:
    why are they scary?
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2009 12:00am (Feb 12th 2009)
     
    OK.. :) Pheasant then (same family)...
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2009 12:04am (Feb 12th 2009)
     
    Oooh..forgot... they are quite camouflaged and nest on the ground... when you get near, they burst forth from the underbrush with a great flapping of wings (...usually quite unexpectedly.
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2009 8:32am (Feb 12th 2009)
     
    yes the silly things wait untill you are all most stepping on them ! I hate them when I horseback ! stupid things nearly killed me,
    To day I had a beautiful cardinal and his lady come down from the trees to eat the grain I had put out for my chikens. I hear him singing in the mornings.
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2009 1:05pm (Feb 12th 2009)
     
    We had a lovely hen pheasant perching on our bird table a couple of days ago.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th, 2009 4:05pm (Feb 12th 2009)
     
    Julie, you could put out smaller food/water holders for the little birds that the big boys won't be able to use.
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th, 2009 6:05am (Feb 13th 2009)
     
    :chicken_catch: um...my chicks got out and ran all over the country side does that count as a uce? i drove back to my house and as i pulled in there are my chicks there on the lawn! silly things come right up to me looking for a treat!:turkeydance:
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2009 11:10am (Feb 18th 2009)
     
    OOOHHHHH...... THIS is "UCE"....
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2009 8:00pm (Feb 18th 2009)
     
    It just occurred to me that UCE could well stand for something else too, so I googled it.

    Welcome to the University of Central England thread.
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2009 8:01pm (Feb 18th 2009)
     
    Where in the central of England though?
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2009 8:01pm (Feb 18th 2009)
     
    Birmingham, apparently.
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2009 8:04pm (Feb 18th 2009)
     
    cool. :)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2009 8:39pm (Feb 18th 2009)
     
    That'll be Kate's house, then...
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2009 8:42pm (Feb 18th 2009)
     
    Yeh it might be...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th, 2009 11:45pm (Feb 18th 2009)
     
    Yep! Its not far from me at all! Used to be Aston University.

    Its not as close as the murder/suicide that happened yesterday in Marston Green (about 2 minutes from my house). Man killed his wife then jumped in front of a train. Hubby's workmate's wife was stood next to him when he jumped. Awful. Poor kids.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1148982/Father-batters-wife-death-jumps-train.html
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2009 6:57pm (Feb 19th 2009)
     
    God, how horrible. Poor family. And poor woman who witnessed it...
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2009 7:12pm (Feb 19th 2009)
     
    Brother -in-law was a train driver and it happened to him once.
    It had a huge effect on him for such a log time.
    A train takes a lot of stopping even in those cases - up to a mile if they are at speed...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th, 2009 10:04pm (Feb 19th 2009)
     
    Yes, I forgot about the driver. I hope he can get some counselling to help him cope with it.

    The woman said that his body was still on the platform and there was blood everywhere. (decapitated). I hope there were no children there to witness that - it's half term week here so there's a big possibility there were. Selfish man. I don't care how upset or distraught he was, he has had such a bad effect on so many lives.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2009 12:07am (Feb 20th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Nasty man.
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2009 10:11am (Feb 20th 2009)
     
    :iagree:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2009 11:21am (Feb 20th 2009)
     
    The drivers say it is even worse when they look into your eyes as the train get closer.

    Ugh... no more on that subject from me.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2009 3:00pm (Feb 20th 2009)
     
    Yeah... so, the other day I went to some website called hencam, then unexpectedly there were chickens that I encountered....
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2009 3:14pm (Feb 20th 2009)
     
    *Whisper* Well done, Trev; seamless subject change. I don't think anyone noticed...

    So, Trev, tell us more about this website. Any loonies on it? :)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th, 2009 11:17pm (Feb 20th 2009)
     
    Loads CC! They're the weirdest bunch of characters I've ever come across. (But I love 'em, each and every one!!)

    I wonder if I'll ever have a UCE where I live? I doubt it ... but I can always hope!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2009 1:39am (Feb 21st 2009)
     
    I'm always having UCE's! :)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2009 4:33am (Feb 21st 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    UCE: cockerel was crowing outside window at 4am...not that i particularly minded, it made me happy! :)
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2009 10:08am (Feb 21st 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Up early Scarlet? (as if - I think I already know the answer to that..!)
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2009 12:24pm (Feb 21st 2009)
     
    I went to a farmers' market earlier and they had 3 cages of chickens for sale (for egg-laying, not for eating). There was a white silkie, some young brown and white hens and a Milly and rooster-Milly.
    I didn't get any, just looked at them for a while.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2009 3:17pm (Feb 21st 2009) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: neilUp early Scarlet? (as if - I think I already know the answer to that..!)

    Yes, up early, that's the one....... :P
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2009 8:40pm (Feb 21st 2009)
     
    I had an UCE this morning; turned on radio Berkshire (have to keep an ear out for what them pesky forriners are getting up to) and they were reporting from the Bantam show in Newbury. The reporter had to go outside to get away from the crowing roosters!:heart:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd, 2009 12:06am (Feb 22nd 2009)
     
    I had a chicken encounter today but it wasn't unexpected. I went to the local garden centre for rat stuff and had a look at the chickens which are outside while I was there. There were 2 that looked like Ace's hens, and a bantam cockrel that looked like a frizzle. Either that or he'd been tumble-dried!
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd, 2009 6:55pm (Feb 22nd 2009)
     
    I had an unexpected chicken encounter at a garden centre last year. It was at a garden centre/farm shop in West Wycombe village, where we stopped for a drink while driving through the area. Tucked away at the bottom of the garden centre we found a few hens and a lovely bantam New Hampshire rooster called Little Red.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd, 2009 7:04pm (Feb 22nd 2009)
     
    Blimey, Victoria, you were FOUR MILES away from me...you could've had FREE drinks with high-class frizzle bantams (and me)!! :shocked:
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2009 11:06am (Feb 23rd 2009)
     
    Now THAT would be a UCE !
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2009 12:54pm (Feb 23rd 2009)
     
    Ooo oo! I just remembered! We had 2 UCEs when we were on holiday in the Isle of Man! There was a really big chicken sitting outside a coffee shop at a little craft-type shopping mall (no road, just the car park) and whenever someone opened the door he tried to get in. Then we went to a place with nice views etc and a restaurant, and there were 2 chickens roaming around. So I fibbed when I said I'd never had a UCE.
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2009 4:16pm (Feb 23rd 2009)
     
    Ermm this morning when I was walking to school , like across the road from my school theres a farm with some tree climbing goats and I heard a rooster crowing hehe it scared me a bit to be honest !! =L
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2009 6:52pm (Feb 23rd 2009)
     
    Posted By: hqtrevNow THAT would be a UCE !

    Well it'd be a UCCE really; an Unexpected Chief Chicken Experience. And if it wasn't premeditated, it'd be a UUCCE - an Utterly Unexpected Chief Chicken Experience...
    Anyway, Trev, you'd know! :D
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2009 8:34am (Feb 24th 2009)
     
    Vicki said: a farm with some tree climbing goats...... now I think that is scary, never heard of them, I thought we had weird animals in Oz but ???? Vicki tell me more I am fascinated.
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2009 5:58pm (Feb 24th 2009) edited
     
    Posted By: Trevs MumVicki said: a farm with some tree climbing goats...... now I think that is scary, never heard of them, I thought we had weird animals in Oz but ???? Vicki tell me more I am fascinated.


    oo erm welll it might be something that they do to eat ...... I really dont know sorry buut I found thiis youtube video link thingy of 16 goats in a tree =D

    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th, 2009 1:46pm (Feb 26th 2009)
     
    Oh wow thanks Vicki, I have never seen or heard of goats doing this, , they are so funny to watch dropping down out of the tree.
    Apparently they eat around the fruit and leave the nut/seed which the farmer then collects and crushes for the oil. I have learnt something new.:meuh: a goat in a cow's costume!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th, 2009 2:40pm (Feb 26th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    :sheep: We has a sheep, but no goat...
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th, 2009 6:42pm (Feb 26th 2009)
     
    Posted By: RedWe has a sheep

    It isn't English you're studying, is it Red? :D
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2009 2:07pm (Feb 27th 2009)
     
    UMmmmmm........Does a sudden encounter with a golden eagle count as a UCE?:_oh:I forget with thread it posted on ,but the whole story is somewere here in the threads.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2009 4:50pm (Feb 27th 2009)
     
    It's on Runny Poo..
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2009 6:33pm (Feb 27th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: chief chicken
    Posted By: RedWe has a sheep

    It isn't English you're studying, is it Red?:D

    Thankfully, nope! :)

    UCE - MILLY!!! Wasn't entirely unexpected, but she did launch herself at my lap whilst i was still half-standing!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2009 8:03pm (Feb 27th 2009) edited
     
    Your encounter was a BFUGEE, Froggie; a bl***y frightening unexpected golden eagle encounter! Glad your chick - and you!! - survived it!
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeMar 1st, 2009 7:57pm (Mar 1st 2009)
     
    "Cock-a-doodle-oodle" said a Something, from across the river I was walking beside today. The Something was clearly an unexpected but unfortunately unreachable chicken.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd, 2009 5:49pm (Mar 2nd 2009)
     
    Does that make it an UBUUCE?
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeMar 4th, 2009 6:12am (Mar 4th 2009)
     
    LOL! priceless! CC ! Um....that is some thing I would rather never have agine . I had a case of the willlys after I got back in the saftey of the house! I think I like keeping ALL of my toes thank you! Kicking a eagle with bare feet is a bit deranged now that I think about it !so is going after a racoon with a badmiton racket !

    NOW for to day chicken encounter:hyper_chick: ! I pulled out all the hay out of the coopas it was a bit smelly . I piled it up in a corner and for got it for the rest of the day. when I went back to shut the coop up for the night the silly chicken were all asleep in the piled hay and not in the coop! and what was even funnyer was the two babys were under the rooster's wings one on each side. I never knew a rooster would do such a thing.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 5th, 2009 12:28am (Mar 5th 2009)
     
    Hey frogdust, I told the supervisor at the pet section of my local garden centre about your golden eagle encounter. She was fascinated! Then she told me that she has a giant rabbit that spends most of its time running free in the garden, and one day a buzzard swooped down for it. Luckily, it hit the washing line which gave the rabbit chance to hide, and he left empty, er, clawed?! I said if she hadn't seen it with her own eyes, and the line hadn't saved it, she'd have assumed it'd been stolen.

    Your rooster is a sweetie!
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeMar 5th, 2009 5:33am (Mar 5th 2009)
     
    OH wow :_oh: a buzzard ? O.k we are talking about a vulture ,Right? That IS incredible!
    Tell her that is one for the books too. I guess the bunnys lucky rabit's foot was working :boogie:.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeMar 5th, 2009 9:32am (Mar 5th 2009)
     
    This was my latest chicken encounter, last weekend.
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    And then the barbecue had an UCE...
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    On Tuesday I was heading from work, when I had an UKE (unexpected koala encounter). It was on the side of the road, and by the time we turned the car around it was drinking water from a puddle in the middle of the road. It then scampered into a tree as we approached on foot.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 5th, 2009 5:10pm (Mar 5th 2009)
     
    Blimey, Trev; powerlifting chickens, the new Ozzie sport...:)
    Not sure the chicken ought to be so close to the barbie, though!:_oh:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 6th, 2009 12:07am (Mar 6th 2009)
     
    No, not really a vulture, though I think in America they might call it that. Its a large hawk.

    http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/b/buzzard/index.asp

    They released a couple of pairs a few years ago near B'ham airport to keep the pigeons away. It worked quite well apparently.
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeMar 6th, 2009 4:11am (Mar 6th 2009)
     
    OMG! That is so funny! now that I KNOW it was a hawk and not a vulture! Bwaaaahahaa!(Snort!)I told my husband about the "buzzard's" bad luck and he laughed. He asked are you shure it was a vulture? I told him I would ask . Now it is even funnyer.
    Did it leave you any feathers? too bad you could not video it . I bet it will look twice befor trying that agine.Owchey! I wish the hawk wouls eat the pidgeons around here. flying poop bags.
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeMar 6th, 2009 4:17am (Mar 6th 2009)
     
    Trev! That is so cute! what sweet hens.
    the koala really does look like a teddy bear from that distance. smart fella you can never be to careful.the rains were a answer to prayer for man and beast and plant. thanks for posting the pics .
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 6th, 2009 5:50am (Mar 6th 2009)
     
    Thank you for posting those darling pictures, Trev. I loved the ones of the Koala.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 6th, 2009 11:00pm (Mar 6th 2009)
     
    Great mental image of a vulture sitting on a washing line in an overcrowded housing estate ... waiting .....!

    She said it wouldn't have got far with the rabbit - it was probably bigger than the bird! I came home from work one day and there was a buzzard on the path outside my house with a pigeon it had caught. It devoured it in minutes. I didn't get chance to take a photo though - camera is never to hand when you want it.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 6th, 2009 11:14pm (Mar 6th 2009)
     
    That's why these modern yuppie folks have a camera incorporated into their phones - always to hand for these occasional "vulture" moments and such!
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeMar 7th, 2009 5:43am (Mar 7th 2009)
     
    OH HOLY COW ! I am going to have to print out the whole thread so I can take it to my mom ! She would die laughing !
    I have this imadge of a tee shirt I had as akid . IT has a vulture sitting on a bush and the caption was patience my a** I am going to kill something! that flashed through my mind when you were talking about the buzzard. Or better yet i shouyld just log her in on hen cam I think she would love it!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 7th, 2009 6:00pm (Mar 7th 2009)
     
    I remember that t-shirt! I would've loved one, but my mum would've done her crust if I'd gone round wearing it...
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeMar 7th, 2009 10:03pm (Mar 7th 2009)
     
    Oh dear! WEll I found it at my granny's thrift store and my mom did not see me wear it for a few weeks!hehe bythen it was a bit too late hee I wore it all over the place that summer. OH yes! my granny just laughed at it .
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeMar 11th, 2009 5:12am (Mar 11th 2009) edited
     
    I had the sweetest U.C.E ! I was at the feed store to day ! they had a large childeren's wadeing pool full of chicks ! buff orpington , production red and black Umm....dominique I think . Awwwh! i could not resist! I picked some up just to hear then peep to me , so soft and warm . they were so darling all snuggled up under the heat lamp. some were running about and chasing each other. there was one that was jumping at the lamp cord above. giveing it a good peck at each attempt. that one i think is going to be a smart one. any how I had to put them back and go home with out any. Arthur was telling me no even befor i spotted them ......sheesh ! I know we do not need any more ! but i could pet them. Men!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 11th, 2009 4:49pm (Mar 11th 2009)
     
    Ha, I've got a husband like that! I just look at something in an antique shop and he says 'You don't need it, you can't afford it, wher would you put it?'
    :\
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 11th, 2009 11:42pm (Mar 11th 2009)
     
    You could sell LSE, use the money, and put it on the chair he usually occupies!!! LOL!!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 12th, 2009 1:31am (Mar 12th 2009)
     
    Posted By: KatebYou could sell LSE, use the money, and put it on the chair he usually occupies!!! LOL!!


    Brilliant idea, Kate..I may try that one myself.:lol:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 12th, 2009 5:40pm (Mar 12th 2009)
     
    If Eric's not on his chair, Tuppence soon appropriates it...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 12th, 2009 11:25pm (Mar 12th 2009)
     
    Tuppence would just lie on top of whatever you put there and not even notice!!
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeMar 13th, 2009 6:51am (Mar 13th 2009)
     
    OH you dont know how bad he can be !:cuss: Grrr some times I just get it to tick him off LOL!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 17th, 2009 11:59pm (Mar 17th 2009)
     
    I had one yesterday!!! (A UCE of course!)

    Driving home I saw something at the side of the road by the gypsy camp. I couldn't make it out exactly, but I think it was 2 cocks fighting over 2 hens!

    I don't know who won, but did wonder if anyone had a bet on the big one!!!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeApr 6th, 2009 10:03pm (Apr 6th 2009)
     
    I had an assortment of pics including UCE's or 'bird encounters' and they are posted in the Post yer pics' thread if you want to run over and have a gander!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2009 7:50pm (Apr 7th 2009)
     
    Coming back down from Oop North (almost Milton Keynes!! :shocked: ) today, the police shut the road at Hardwick (What was all that about, Wazza?) and we trundled off the main road through Hardwick village to double back. And sunbathing on a verge amongst the daffs were two huuuuuge hens...
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2009 8:53pm (Apr 7th 2009)
     
    A whole flock seen pecking at the side of the road at the entrance to Langley. Real beauties.

    And, since I know you folks so well - I knew this thread would have been subverted already so... Some monkeys are on the loose in Beaverton, Oregon, my friend Kathy reports. A day later she added this to her post: "so we went out for a walk today around the park and the Beaverton police were out in force, armed with (I kid you not) BANANAS! So so strange. There were about 6 cop cars and twice as many cops walking around with their bananas un-holstered." ;)
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2009 8:55pm (Apr 7th 2009)
     
    Ha ha are they for real you just got to laugh
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeApr 7th, 2009 11:48pm (Apr 7th 2009) edited
     
    I know. I crack up every time I think of it. :D

    I wonder if its actually in a section of the Beaverton police manual: "In the event that you need to entice monkeys, they are reported to like bananas."
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2009 8:15am (Apr 8th 2009)
     
    Can you imagine their briefing in the morning with the chief telling the men to report to the armoury for their weapons of the day...... Bannanas Ha ha Lucky they didn't have to don monkey suits to go undercover
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2009 9:03am (Apr 8th 2009)
     
    Diane that is just too funny, :bigear: what an image.
    I wonder if they had to hand in their unused bananas after their shift ended, or go through a weapons check procedure??.:lol:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2009 9:20am (Apr 8th 2009)
     
    or the morning drill
    Ten shun
    Bannanas at the ready
    one skin
    two skin
    three skin
    four ..................
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2009 12:21pm (Apr 8th 2009) edited
     
    :rolling:haaaaa haaaa haa nanny n, love it !!!
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2009 5:51pm (Apr 8th 2009)
     
    You two are hilarious.

    I keep there must have been the one sane member of the six, who kept saying: "But...but...but..." And just got told: "These are the orders." And then had to spend the day in that predicament and is now being written about on an international blog.

    I also wonder what would have happened if they had actually come across one of the monkeys. News report: "Officer attacked by escaped monkey. Viciously robbed of banana."
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2009 6:24pm (Apr 8th 2009)
     
    I'm SO glad I'm English. You wouldn't catch OUR coppers running around armed to the teeth with unholstered bananas. We have special Banana Response Units for that type of thing...we don't believe in allowing every policeman to have a banana willy-nilly. They need special training. Which is why the British Police Force has such a low incidence of banana-related innocent bystander injuries.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2009 9:01pm (Apr 8th 2009)
     
    Well I hope they did a risk assessment before they let these policemen "Bannana up" Bannana's have been know to cause slip, trip and fall accidents. I am sure that the officers chosen were the pick of the bunch and had suitable palm's. The proper speech "like come out of the tree my old fruit" and "come on now stop monkeying around" also had to be used according to the regulation manual.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 8th, 2009 11:36pm (Apr 8th 2009)
     
    :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2009 12:51am (Apr 9th 2009)
     
    Awww.. You ladies are hilarious!! :)
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2009 4:52am (Apr 9th 2009) edited
     
    Hen cam forum members were concerned to hear that a shed load of monkeys had escaped in Beaverton Oreogon. So I took the short hop over the pond for the latest news. As I approached the park an Official said it is safe now as all the monkeys have been coraled. Entering I saw the six police cars they were a yummy yellow colour. The driver of one pleased I was showing an interest confided in me that the local slang for them was nanna custards. Are they very fast I asked. "I should say so, They go like greased chicken sh*t of a hot shovel" he proudly announced. I felt well chuffed getting that kind of info so early into my investigations I noticed the top Banana perched on the bonnet of the lead car. He was holding a huge fruit bowl emblazoned with the Beaverton Bananna force crest. Officers were handing in their unused fruity weapons. Those in the queue were all looking relaxed and had holsterd their bannanas for the first time that day. I asked the top bannana if any bannans had been used in the capture of the monkey gang, he replied "no thankfully, it was the monkey puzzle tree wot dun it. They all got confused and couldnt do the puzzle so they gave themselves up." "Your having a giraffe" I said, upon which he hastily started giving the bannans back out. "No I said giraffe/laugh rhyming slang you know" I quickly moved away before he could arrest me for wasting his time and noticed a handsome young officer with a huge bulge in his pocket, I nodded towards it and asked "Bannana in your pocket?" "No but I am really pleased to see you" he replied. I soon got his number, Two officers along I twigged a smalled guy he also had a huge bulge in the pocket. "Pleased to see me?" I confidently. asked "Nope it's a coloscomy bag was the answer" Ego a tad deflated I moved on only to hear the spine chilling "Officer down" I dashed over to see an officer writhing on the ground with a large yellow stripe on the back of his uniform. He saw I was worried and said "I didn't see it soon enough. Was the Runny Poo put my foot right in it." I asked him if he was ok he said he was till he realised he had a bannana split. The air was a bit whiffy so I made hasty retreat to speak to a trooper sitting on a bench. He was putting a bananna skin on each foot. he told me his feet ached from walking round the park all day so he was putting his slippers on. It was time to go and as I said my goodbyes an Officer said "Mark my words this day will go down in history as Bannana Sunday" This is Nanny North reporting for The Hencam forum News, Beaverton Oreogon
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeApr 9th, 2009 9:37am (Apr 9th 2009)
     
    :rofl::rolling:Ha ha ha ha ha