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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I am certainly very happy to pay the 5p the estimate her funeral
    I am sure there are many that would had paid double that if she could have done it a few years earlier.

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    Have I mentioned that I hate roosters?
    In case I have . I hape roosters
    IMO they are the scourge of humanity .
    EEE OU ,EEE OU ,EEE OU ,EEE OU, EEE OU ,EEE OU ,EEE OU ,EEE OU,

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    Re Helge Post on Gay Admirals.
    Pre-Covid, Brisbane Harbour Pilots & myself were POSL re: a yacht called Vasco Pyjamas.

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    ^ To be honest with only two eggs it's hard to draw any conclusions but I'm not sure the mum's experience has any bearing on this. Temperature and humidity are the main factors... and she stayed on the nest a couple of days after the first chick hatched.

    In saying that, it's very important that the mum turns the eggs during incubation but also important that she stops doing this for the last couple of days before hatching. I'm not sure how an experienced mum would know to change anything if she got it wrong the first time? But nature is a wonderful thing, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    EEE OU ,EEE OU ,EEE OU ,EEE OU, EEE OU ,EEE OU ,EEE OU ,EEE OU,
    Are you on that Greek keyboard again, BB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    Have I mentioned that I hate roosters?
    In case I have . I hate roosters
    IMO they are the scourge of humanity
    After years of living in Bangkok, surprisingly rooster free, the first place we stayed here in the PI had a rooster across the street. The fooker would start going off at 3am non-stop till dawn, oddly enough. I'm in the BB category as I've yet to be able to sleep through their incessant noise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    The fooker would start going off at 3am non-stop till dawn, oddly enough. I'm in the BB category as I've yet to be able to sleep through their incessant noise.
    Apart from being a call to start looking for food, it is also a sign of dominance.

    You could avoid the nuisance if you started kykelikying at, let's say 2am.

    Would take the fucker by surprise and shut him up.

    Give your wife a heads up before experimenting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Are you on that Greek keyboard again, BB?
    That's what they sound to me three EEEs and an OU
    EEE OU little fuckers. Listen to them and tell me the don't sound like EEE OU
    I once used google translate and it turns out that one says
    EEE OU : "I am a rooster"
    Then the one on the other side of your house after three seconds says:
    "I am a rooster too"
    Then the first replies:
    "I dont give a shit" ( that's where the Thai word Ki comes from)
    Then the second second comes back:
    "Oh yea? you would give a ki if I came over and kicked the ki out of you "
    The the first says:
    "Come over sucker, Ill fuck you up"
    And it goes like that for hours
    The only good rooster is a dead rooster

    PS: I checked with other sources and the translation seems to be pretty accurate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    After years of living in Bangkok, surprisingly rooster free, the first place we stayed here in the PI had a rooster across the street. The fooker would start going off at 3am non-stop till dawn, oddly enough. I'm in the BB category as I've yet to be able to sleep through their incessant noise.
    The places I live in (my apartment + parents' house, in different towns) both have roosters nearby. Most of the time, I'm able to sleep through their noise. It's a matter of getting used to it, just like (minor) earthquakes & typhoons (plus karaoke neighbors). You'll learn, Topper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    (plus karaoke neighbors)
    No one can possibly get used to the drunk karaoke noise. Join them is the only answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    No one can possibly get used to the drunk karaoke noise. Join them is the only answer.
    Fortunately, most (not all) of my neighbours (in both places) sing OK-ish - correct tone and/ or timing. Sometimes they have parties and have guests, and that's the unknown as I don't know if their guests sing well or not. Occasionally, there are neighbours who sing very well that I sometimes want to whistle, applaud or shout "more, more! " when they sing.

    My most hated karaoke song (by neighbours) is "She's Gone" by Steelheart. Listen to the chorus at ~2 min and you'll know why.


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    Getting the dogs vaccinated last week reminded me that the chickens are long overdue so I popped into town today to pick up some Fowl Cholera vaccine. I would urge anyone who keeps chickens to vaccinate every six months... we once lost almost our entire flock to fowl cholera and it was heart-braking. Even Ziggy, our first cock, succombed (pun intended ). Afterwards all the locals asked why I hadn't got them vaccinated?... if only they had told me beforehand.

    I'll try and do the vaccinations over the next few days, time allowing.



    Of course while I was at the chicken shop I noticed a couple of young chickens in a cramped cage that could do with a nice home. We don't need any more but I just felt sorry for them.

    Meet Kane and Saka. Kane is the big gingery one at the front and Saka is the small dark one.



    Their first ever experience of space. Let's hope Kane and Saka find as much space tonight in the Wales penalty box.



    No trouble finding the refreshments...



    Kane proved an instant hit with the girls. That's Camilla having a little nibble.



    The full team came to greet Kane and Saka. Good luck guys.


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    Kane has a bad ankle and Saka blew his wad in the first game, you should have chosen Foden and Grealish, or if you want them to go further than next week then Mbappe and Junior.

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    ^ I can always get some more.

    Maybe Kane and Saka will go for an early ba.... becue!

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    Get that Pla duk and have some surf and perch

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    Of course while I was at the chicken shop I noticed a couple of young chickens in a cramped cage that could do with a nice home. We don't need any more but I just felt sorry for them.

    they saw you coming. Probably stuffed them into a small cage as soon as they spotted you…

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    I wasn't going to mention this but I just went down to the chicken run to check on Kane and Saka and both are up roosting with the others.

    ON THEIR FIRST NIGHT!!!

    This is unheard of and is obviously an omen. Kane's ankle must be OK and Saka must have his mojo back.

    England 3 - 0 Wales is our prediction.

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    Lemme guess...its coming home?

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    ^ Coming home to roost

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    'Gai' is chicken and I think 'baa' is old, although I'd need a cunning linguist such as Edmond to confirm.
    I'll be a twat and answer.

    It means jungle/forest, pretty much a literal translation if they're known as jungle fowl in English.


    The only thing I know about chickens involves cutlery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    fowl
    Exactly how we pronounce the word for 'bird' on our little island.


    Btw also how PH and Hermanowich was beurteilt in their 'realschule' days
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    Today was the day to vaccinate the chickens against fowl cholera. This was well overdue for which there is really no excuse.

    The first step was to shut the dogs away from the action in the front garden. The dogs go mental when we're trying to catch the chickens and start barking and running around the outside of the chicken run, joining in the chase. Things can get pretty chaotic which doesn't do the birds any good at all.

    When looking at this photo afterwards I noticed the look Anna and Yogi were sharing. Anna is having one of her pseudo heats at the moment and is getting on 'very' well with Yogi. I think it's only a matter of time until he does the deed and I was considering separating them for a few days but why not let them enjoy a bit of Christmas cheer? I know that I'm hoping for some this year.



    The vaccination kit. I keep the vaccine in the fridge.



    Each bird should be given 1ml / 1cc of vaccine although I give the smaller wild jungle fowl hens and bantams a bit less.



    The vaccine offers protection for three months so after today we're good until March. The young, egg laying hens are vaccinated on leaving the rearing farms so our two new egg layers, Kane and Saka, technically didn't need a vaccination today but they still got one. I don't see why they should get any special treatment at the moment, especially Kane.

    Here's one of the girls getting her 1cc into the breast muscle.



    The system is to catch a bird, vaccinate, and then put into the holding pen until the job is complete. I used to catch them all first and keep in the holding pen, taking one out at a time to vaccinate. I think the new method is better because it means less handling and some birds at the end of the job spend barely any time confined, so less stress. Also any instantly recognisable birds such as Blackie, Nelson or the two jungle fowl hens Fanny and Emma could be injected and immediately released back into the run without being confined at all.



    Here's my cock just before it was vaccinated.



    And job done!

    With two of us it only took about an hour to do around forty birds and they were released by just lifting the cage at the end. I'm slightly annoyed that in the excitement I forgot to count them which had also been the plan.


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    The fickle hand of fate.

    Most of the eggs we collect every day go into the fridge and will maybe contribute to a breakfast, such as the one I had yesterday.



    The very occasional lucky egg will go under a broody hen.

    Yes, Nelson has done it again. Welcome to our newest member of the flock who hatched sometime overnight.


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    Do you eat them as well?

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    ^ Nah, the chickens are pets. A lot of them have names and you can't eat a pet with a name.

    Edit. Shutree, you asked about what we do with all of our eggs today but I can't for the life of me find which thread that was in. Anyway, we eat quite a lot of eggs... boiled, fried, scrambled, scribbled, poached, omelettes etc. I make quiches a couple of times a month and the dogs get a fried egg on their dinner a couple of times a week, they love it.

    The wife seems to barter our small bantam eggs with a friend who sells some kind of food on the street and we swap a few eggs a week with a noodle vendor in return for their leftover soup at the end of every day which goes to our 'outside' dogs.

    That just about takes care of our eggs.
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