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Meet El Pollo Diablo...update: pg.7 RIP El Pollo Diablo

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  • #41
    This is the age we started handling Mom's beloved Dominiques. They are pretty cross at her right now because life has been hectic the last few weeks and our beginning egg-layers are missing their attention. They are definitely easier to catch and put back into their enclosure since they have been handled from the day they were brought home. We have a thing that we can move around the yard so no one spot gets too gross from the chicken mess. I am glad that the girls can't get in with the horse.

    I don't like when they are allowed to roam free... We captured a stray chicken (from the neighbor's place) that way. She was making a mess of our chicken coop where we store the chicken feed and the horse's hay. I opened the door into the chicken side and let her in with our older Dominique hen. We've had a reliable egg layer since. The Dominique girl had stopped laying due to advanced age.

    ***Note to self: DO NOT send Mom to Southern States to pick up Furacin for the horse in the early spring unless you want her to come home with a few "extra" items.
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    • #42
      You and mr "le Pollo Diablo" need to come to an agreement and have a chat. Wait till sunset when hes about to roost, they can't handle darkness (why we rule the world and they don't) and just snatch him carefully off his perch. Sounds scary but trust me I raised a lot of chickens, insane roosters in the mix, its easier than it sounds. Take him under your arm so he can't move with your hand around his legs, then flip him on his back, stroke his belly till he goes limp. This is chicken hypnotizing. Sounds nuts but try this one at home folks, its freakin' hilarious. If you get 'em relaxed enough you can lay them on the ground on their backs and they won't move till you tap their foot. I did this with three banty roosters as a kid(can you tell I was seriously bored as a child?) and would flip each one over ala star trek communicator style, (fast flip is better) and then layed them all next to each other. My grandmother would just crack up. It does teach the mean rooster who is boss tho.

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      • #43
        Chicken-flippin'!

        What next?!

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        • #44
          LOL at the Chicken Hypnotizing/Flippin.

          My Mom got so P'd off at one of my roosters of a few years gone by now, he kept fighting with the other rooster and harressing the hens as well my ducks, that one afternoon, she took the broom to him---BUT---it was the BROOM HANDLE that she took to him and whacked him upside the head. Well, she killed him and I cussed her out for doing so...She picked him up and laid him next to the step planning to "dispose of him" shortly...Well, it turned out that she DIDN'T kill him, just rendered him unconscious for a little while, lol...He walked around somewhat crooked and with a head tilt after that, but he didn't bother anyone after that and was a model citizen, lol!
          One of my current roosters, "Cowboy" (the one that rides the goat), has been walking a fine line where my Mom is concerned...my poor little 8 lb Rat Terrier can't hardly go outside anymore as he always makes a bee-line for her and tries to jump her, lol...sometimes dog goes for him, other times she runs with her little nubbin' tail betwixt her legs for me and the door. I've actually been SURPRIZED that Cowboy hasn't attempted to "attack" us, and while *I* trust him and know he won't mess with me, my Mom is far from convinced that she can trust him...He's cool with me, and actually clucks to me and picks up grass or *ANYTHING* he finds when I walk near him as if I'm his hen and he wants to share his treat that he has scratched up with me, lol...
          I had mentioned my turkey in my earlier post---forgot to add that when I brought home 20 young poults and put them out him, he turned into TurkeyZilla and NOBODY could walk across the backyard, as he would attack you trying to protect "HIS BABIES". I had to carry either my whip or whatever implement I had handy to serve as a "Turkey Stick" to get to the pasture gate, lol. Once the "babies" were grown (and shortly thereafter living in my freezer), he went back to being my sweet 'Albie-Turkey', lol. Nobody DARED to venture anywhere near the backyard though when those babies were little for fear of the big bad psycho-Tom, lol!
          Tabatha

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          • #45
            <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by OnCue:
            I hear you knockin', Phaxxton. Not only am I terrified of them in all their jerky peckingness, but just their bodies completely freak me out. Have you ever held one? First, you've got this big puff of feathers. Then, waaayyy down deep you get to the chicken proper. So what the h@ll is going on in all that space in between??!! *shudder*

            Yeah, I've over thought this just a bit. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

            Oh, it's good to know I'm not alone. Everyone else just laughs at me and thinks it's ridiculous that I'm afraid of chickens!


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            • #46
              I'm dying laughing. I'm totally afraid of birds - it's like I WANT to like them, but the whole wing-flapping thing freaks me out. Excellent spook proofer for the filly, though.
              I got a cockatiel for my child - thinking that I could "learn" to not be freaked by them - and he hid under the dining room table screaming, "NO NO BABY BIRD!!!" until I gave the poor thing to my niece. It must be a genetic failing........

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              • #47
                When we moved here, we have 5 chickens that "came with the farm". Bisous slowly and methodically eliminated them it did take long enough to make the horses bombproof about them.

                Have you ever seen the movie "Chicken Run"? A few lines from it:

                Him:
                "The chickens are revolting!"

                Her:
                "Finally, something we can agree on..."
                "Kindness is free" ~ Eurofoal
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                The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances.

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                • #48
                  Perhaps a little parakeet might have been a better choice, much smaller, and the males will talk and play.

                  <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by race_run_jump:
                  I'm dying laughing. I'm totally afraid of birds - it's like I WANT to like them, but the whole wing-flapping thing freaks me out. Excellent spook proofer for the filly, though.
                  I got a cockatiel for my child - thinking that I could "learn" to not be freaked by them - and he hid under the dining room table screaming, "NO NO BABY BIRD!!!" until I gave the poor thing to my niece. It must be a genetic failing........ </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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                  • #49
                    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Phaxxton:
                    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by OnCue:
                    I hear you knockin', Phaxxton. Not only am I terrified of them in all their jerky peckingness, but just their bodies completely freak me out. Have you ever held one? First, you've got this big puff of feathers. Then, waaayyy down deep you get to the chicken proper. So what the h@ll is going on in all that space in between??!! *shudder*

                    Yeah, I've over thought this just a bit. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                    Oh, it's good to know I'm not alone. Everyone else just laughs at me and thinks it's ridiculous that I'm afraid of chickens! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
                    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by race_run_jump:
                    I'm dying laughing. I'm totally afraid of birds - it's like I WANT to like them, but the whole wing-flapping thing freaks me out. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                    Being scared of LIVE chickens, y'all would SURELY die of a heart attack had you been involved in killing and 'dressing' chickens! I swear those dead, headless chickens have a built in radar that locks them in on you---trust me, it is no fun being chased, splashed with blood, and attacked by a dead, headless, manic flapping chicken body ...It is a wonder that experiencing THAT as a child that I WASN'T "SCARRED FOR LIFE"! I will take the LIVE chicken ANY DAY, lol!
                    Tabatha

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                    • #50
                      Re: Chicken terror in the stableyard . . .

                      Call KFC and have them send written death threats to the Rooster Jihad . . .

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                      • #51
                        OMG I'm laughing so hard I'm crying. I think hubby is convinced I've truly lost it especially since it's only been a day since I couldn't gain control for about two hours after the *mini pad on the outside of the in heat dog's underwear incident*. But that is totally not chicken related so I won't go there.

                        When we moved here the barn had lots of chicken house room thingies and he decided he wanted some chickens. He had this wonderful Green Acres image in his mind of a few laying eggs in the barn and of other chickens pecking away on the front lawn and and his woman wringing their little necks and plucking them for dinner.

                        A. If I'm wringing anythings neck, it ain't gonna be the chickens and
                        B. I don't pluck. And I can safely say I will never pluck.

                        and then there is "C".
                        C. is the Reba dog. The Reba dog love birds. But not in a hey buddy hey pal kinda way. The last place I lived the neighbours kid started to raise exotic chickens. They let them run around the neighbourhood. The Reba dog discovered the chickens running around and would go on chicken grabbing frenzies. She'd bring the chickens to the barn, dump the thing in the barn and go get another. The indignant chicken(s) would run around the barn squawking. The horses would start shrieking in terror. And the Reba dog would still bring more. I heard the kafuffle and went in there and there are horses in need of extensive therapy, goober covered chickens and one very happy Reba dog licking her chops and getting ready for the feast. I won't even go into me sneaking over to the neighbours in the middle of the night with chickens wrapped in towels so I could toss them back and getting caught and lying about how I found them on the road and saved them.

                        The only chickens I like are the ones from Chicken Run.

                        The only chickens my horses like are chickens that live somewhere else!

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                        • #52
                          Didn't read the whole post, but at my old barn we had chickens AND ginea (sp) hens....I hate those things! I had a 17h OTTB, who was the lowest on the totem pole, and I really mean the lowest. All twelve hens would herd around him in the field and move him to a different spot, it was the funniest thing I have ever seen..my non-horse father saw it and was laughing so hard he had tears in his eyes. Also when lunging the same horse the hens would sit on the fence and whenever said horse would go by the hens they made a ruckus and he would tear a$$ to get out of that corner
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                          • #53
                            <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RAyers:
                            I think you need to show up with a knowing look and a bucket of KFC.

                            Reed </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

                            Egg-zactly. Ala Rene Zelweiger in "cold mountain" Remember what she did to that rooster that tortured Nicole Kidman's character?
                            "And remember-if it gets really bad, there's always tequila..." J.P.

                            No horse should be Peepless

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                            • #54
                              OMG!!! I thought I was the only one that gave roosters "flying lessons!" Got tired of one of those fighting roosters sneaking (yes sneaking!) up behind me and nailing my legs with his spurs! Some people had gotten busted in Miami for cock fighting and dropped a load off near our ranch. Well, they wandered in (I agree I like chicken on my plate although a few hens around keep down the bug problems in your barn areas) That evil thing would sneak up nail me when my back was turned and when I would turn to find out what hit me would go at it again. Now I love all animals (yes even chickens... for the most part LOL) but I would send him flying at the end on my boot as I normally of course had NOTHING to defend myself with. Do you think that stopped him??? OH NO... Until he met Jack. My 1,000 lb quarter horse gelding and tried to spur him as he was eating hay. Sigh... that was the end of Mr. Evil &lt;VBG&gt;[QUOTE]Originally posted by Erin Petersen:
                              The other rooster, though, was a b@stard - he'd try to chase me...I'd give him flying lessons. Only problem was, he seemed to LIKE flying lessons and always came back for more. When we bought our own place, the first thing to come down was the chicken coop - I can't tell you how much mess I cleaned up - I still find feathers every once in awhile

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                              • #55
                                Must be related to cow tipping????

                                <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RHdobes:
                                Chicken-flippin'!

                                What next?! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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                                • #56
                                  Yes, they are chanting. Quieeeetly, trying to look non0-chalant, sidle as close to them as you can, and listed verrrryyyy carefully, and you'll hear they are chanting:

                                  "One of us, one of us...."

                                  Rent the movie "Freaks" for details.

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                                  • #57

                                    Ah, you people are Soooo sick!
                                    But in a Good Way...
                                    Not all Chicken Stories come from the country.
                                    When I lived in the Big City some friends thought it would be funny to dump a live hen in my backyard. Not only did DH teach me the hypnosis thing - Amaze Your Friends! - but when the darn thing got used to the drill and wouldn't stay hypnotized, I took it to the local Live Poultry butcher and served chicken salad to the friends. They were apalled
                                    *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
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                                    • #58
                                      i see the broom came up again. Anyone remember reading animal farm? maybe thats is whats going on.

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                                      • #59
                                        Chickens of Mass Destruction!

                                        Hey, wait...we had those! Are you sure you're not in Va? Last barn we leased was full of those little evil feathered things. Pooped in the water buckets, on the stall ledges, EVERYWHERE! Made a horrible mess. And boy, during foal watch at night they really gave you the heebie jeebies with their low moaning squawks.

                                        Now we have the horses at home...with a multitude of other critters. EXCEPT chickens. Thats where I draw the line. There and pigs/hogs. My daughter wants one.

                                        May the force be with you, jilltx. I feel your pain!

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                                        • #60
                                          Hey now, I love my chickens.

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