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Post by Lottie on 24th September 2010, 10:06 am

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Gertie has gawn all perculiar.. she's an ancient Maran, kinda Matriach. Last week she was broody.. Rolling Eyes and this week, she's taken to crowing... Shocked it is blessed loud and sounds awful!! It's not even a tuneful cock-a-doodle-dooooo! It's more of a "CAAAAAwwwwwOOOOOOERRRR!!! Shocked any ideas of how to remind her of her more feminine side? Laughing

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Post by Compostwoman on 24th September 2010, 10:59 am



My Marans, Atilla the hen (RIP) made the most awful noise..all the time...

Pot eggs. or rubber ones. Make her go broody.
Failing that, introduce her to the art of chiciken casserole making? Very Happy

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Post by Guest on 24th September 2010, 4:06 pm

We have had a few go this way. The first we tried to "understand" but she developed spurs and was constantly mounting and attacking the hens still young enough to lay. She also eat the eggs..... she was despatched to a better place. Now we are a little quicker to act if they get too male and agressive.

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 24th September 2010, 5:56 pm

One of our cockerels has been beating all hell out of the others. He did it again this morning just as we let them all out, which was bad timing on his part, because we were running late and already grumpy. So I quickly pulled his head off and we will have coq au vin tomorrow.

Good thing about tweed suits is blood barely shows.

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Post by Lottie on 27th September 2010, 2:20 pm

Shocked

Um.. I forgot to mention.... I'm a veggie.... Laughing

I couldn't kill her if you paid me.. comes from too many years on a farm watching dispatches, I reckon.... I had a slightly weird macabre side, used to drag a chair to the kitchen sink to watch Ma pluck, behead and dress pheasants... I'd shoot vermin and hang them out to get maggots for garden birds I liked.... Twisted Evil Laughing pleasant child....

Anyhoo... she's stopped, thank Gawd.... but thanks for the recipe ideas... Wink

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