Diary of a suburban bantie cockerel

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Re: Diary of a suburban bantie cockerel
« Reply #225 on: September 18, 2019, 10:40 »
Gosh isn't he gorgeous??? :blush:   Eddie calendar 2020!!xx
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Re: Diary of a suburban bantie cockerel
« Reply #226 on: September 25, 2019, 20:12 »
Eddie's diary

I've discovered a new superhero power diary - jumping!  I tried to jump up on Beyonce's eglu coop, but that didn't go so well.  I slid off fairly quickly and mum said the look on my face as skidded down the back of it was a picture.  Pure Tom and Jerry whatever that means  :unsure:

Well I showed here.  The girls sit on the bench seat quite often, but I went one better and was up on the back of it crowing away.  Mum said it was all very well parading up there, but had I planned my route down?  Actually all of a sudden it did seem a bit high up.  Eeerr I might need a hand down here mum, but she just laughed and said you got up there mate, so you can get down.  Well I did, but it was a bit of a crash onto the lawn.  Not the most graceful landing anyone had ever seen  :lol:

The only trouble is that I thought I had claimed the bench as mine, but mum thinks she gets to sit on it whenever she likes.  She was relaxing out there earlier with a coffee and how ever many times I circled round her making disapproving noises, she just stayed put.  Even my best hard stare didn't get a flicker out of her  >:(    I mean, it was my best stare and everything.  I think I need a new plan, but what to do?  ???
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Re: Diary of a suburban bantie cockerel
« Reply #227 on: March 02, 2020, 11:44 »
Eddie's diary

Hi Eddie fans  :D  Did you miss me?  I've been hunkered down weathering the storms and winter downpours with the girls. but I reckon spring is on the way now and there is no stopping me.

One bit of bad news.  Beyonce went to the big henhouse in the sky.  She wasn't at all keen on me and insisted on moving out to the Eglu when I joined the big run.  She lived very happily there for her last few months, but mum says she was 9 and she had just gone to sleep one night and not woken up, so sad but not such a terrible way to go.

Meanwhile the remaining girls and me have been getting on great.  There is stuff starting to grow in the garden now, so we love getting out there to sample it all.  Patsy and Millie were enjoying the comfrey in the spring sunshine only yesterday. 

The disputed bench is in the background and we are still making take over bids on this.  Mum was sat there drinking her coffee this weekend and we were sure she had food hidden about her somewhere.  I got the team together and briefed them.  Agent Naomi - you go right, Agent Patsy Left, Agent Millie straight up to her and employ distraction techniques.  I though we were being dead sneaky, but we got spotted.  this is where Eddie's 'who me' plan comes into play.  Right girls, about turn and we are just pecking the grass, doing nuffin' OK.  Phew, got away with it  :)

It works when you get caught investigating things you have been told to leave alone as well.  I know the pots are out of bounds and eating anything out of them is BIG trouble.  Sometimes I just can't help but look and then of course I spot a morsel I want.  You have to have lightening responses on this one.  At the first sounds of 'What are you up to' from mum, I can snap back into full innocence mode.  "Wwwwwhhat - I was just standing here looking lovely like I do - honest'  :lol:

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Re: Diary of a suburban bantie cockerel
« Reply #228 on: March 27, 2020, 09:26 »
Eddie's diary  Eddie's message to everyone

It was going to be diary entry, but he had something important he wanted to say.  This is a short video - he is easily distracted  :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saWVBnQY4gc

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Re: Diary of a suburban bantie cockerel
« Reply #229 on: March 27, 2020, 09:50 »
 :lol: :lol: Ill pass the message on to any one I ......ooh look seeds...... :lol: :lol:
A woman's place is in her garden.

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Re: Diary of a suburban bantie cockerel
« Reply #230 on: April 03, 2020, 13:16 »
Meet the Team ...

... the Chucky Team.  If you need cheering up, if no-one can help and and if you  can find them, maybe you can have the C Team add a little to your day

Eddie

Head honcho, international playboy (in his own backyard) and king of the hill is Eddie.  A Sizzle (frizzle/silkie cross) rooster who is only just over a year old and very much still a terrible teen  ::)  Not adverse to the odd tantrum, attacking my gardening boots (with me still in them!) and being a pest.  This is the evil eye I get when he has hogged the bench and I arrive hopefully with my cup of coffee in hand. 

If he thinks I have grapes, this all changes into an immediate 'Who me.  I would never even think about being a brat - honest'.

Next up Patsy and Naomi

Naomi is the one on the right and is a bantam orpington and her colouring is black silver birchen, from a local breeder who developed those markings himself.  She is and always was a supermodel.  At 9 years old the thought has never even crossed her little chicken brain that she is not fabulous, not in charge and that you are in any way worthy  :lol:  Grumpy old gal, but she has her moments and we get along well.

Patsy in on the left and is a 7 year old blue laced bantam wyandotte.  She is named after the Ab Fab character and is very much like her namesake.  Fairly daft, but loves a good time.  Her version of a glass of bolly and a cigarette are grapes with a side of meal worms.  She is first there for any treats and can sprint down the garden in times Usain Bolt would be proud of.  She also has a very croaky cluck and does sound like she has been smoking unfiltered Woodbines for years.

Last of all Millie

Millie is a 6 year old barred wyandotte bantam and is a bit of a loner.  She is always bottom of the pecking order, no matter who else joins the gang.  She is very friendly and amenable, but just is not good at the social stuff.  Millie has discovered how to work this to her advantage though.  She will sit next to me on the bench to share lunch (her idea - my lunch!) when the others are far too important or full of themselves to do such a thing  :lol:  She has been laying eggs up to this year, but has only laid a few so far this spring.

The plan was to get some new girls to bolster the gang, but this was scuppered by Beyonce deciding to set herself up in the granny annex a.k.a. the eglu.  She passed  on a few weeks ago, but newbies can wait awhile yet I think.  Lots of new adventures to come though and the team will be back soon with more stories  :)
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Re: Diary of a suburban bantie cockerel
« Reply #231 on: April 10, 2020, 20:10 »
Eddie's Movie Debut

No diary today 'cos I am a movie star now  :D  So please enjoy my short video showing me and the girls up to no good in the garden.  We peck grit out of the pots (not allowed), sneak down the steps from the lawn to scratch up the gravel (really not allowed) and generally do as we please  :lol:

Don't miss Naomi's supermodel strut down the path as she stalks off into the sunset.  She got told off for digging where she shouldn't be and was not impressed  :lol:  I just concentrated on getting my close-ups right.  Well I am the star of the show after all  8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liQZxzoFo24

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Re: Diary of a suburban bantie cockerel
« Reply #232 on: April 13, 2020, 16:22 »
Wonderful!  Shared on Facebook thank you very much!xxx



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