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Andrea



Joined: 02 May 2005
Posts: 2260
Location: Portugal
PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 15 2:13 pm    Post subject: Animal sitting  Reply with quote    

When you're house and animal sitting and realise that their cockerel might not survive to see Mummy & Daddy home.

I appreciate that it's job is to guard the ladies, but I'm feeding them FFS

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 35281
Location: yes
PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 15 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

they can be a bit frisky.

Andrea



Joined: 02 May 2005
Posts: 2260
Location: Portugal
PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 15 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Frisky? Damned thing ripped my jeans in it's efforts to rip me to shreds.

Last one I had that got like this was our Easter lunch. I've warned it.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1926
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 15 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How long have you to survive in torn jeans; it is warm where you are Andrea?

Andrea



Joined: 02 May 2005
Posts: 2260
Location: Portugal
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 15 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I reckon I can survive the torn jeans as it's not too chilly in central Portugal in summertime! Although on the cool side today at only around 22

I might not survive the boredom though. Counting the hours now.

chickenlady



Joined: 18 Aug 2013
Posts: 413
Location: Dorset
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 15 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You're doing a grand job there, Andrea. Animal sitters are a rare breed and should be cherished.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1926
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 15 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I used to farm sit for 60 sows and progeny, and 40 cows plus the dogs and pets when friends went away, but only for 3 weeks so not too bad with a part time man to help too. This was my holiday and a welcome change from looking after a tool yard for a heavy engineering company.

Pel



Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 2366
Location: Sennybridge
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 15 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I understand the feeling from guarding cockerels! Off farm sitting this weekend, one of the first times I sat there they had a bantam cockerel that had it in for my welly boots. This is the same farm that has traditional Herefords with horns, I was more wary of the bantam cockerel than I was of the cattle! They've just got chickens now, no bantams.

jettejette



Joined: 01 Jun 2013
Posts: 225

PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 15 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I once got a nasty infection from the spurs of a particularly feisty cockerel. I had to go to have the wound dressed every couple of days and endure a course of antibiotics! Take care!

Andrea



Joined: 02 May 2005
Posts: 2260
Location: Portugal
PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 15 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

jettejette wrote:
I once got a nasty infection from the spurs of a particularly feisty cockerel.


No big surprise as I'm sure they carry all sorts on those feet. The worst ever infection I had was from a rabbit scratch. Totally destroyed my rough tough image

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