Angi, never mind, I think I will send Whoppo to JP via air mail, this dude is so nasty he would have that will to live and then JP could deal with him, hee, hee.
Angi you got babies almost comin' out your ears, yeah!!!! If we were to keep one of Whoppo's progeny for a drake for our stock for breeding, is there a chance that that drake would be a nasty ol' puke like Whoppo? I am kind of thinking that it is like all genetics, these genes are passed on.
I belong to a forum called the Canadian Egg Swappers. There are people on their all the time that have hatching eggs for sale. I think that I will hatch out some eggs from somewhere else. But I am pretty worried about more nasty drakes. This dude is really becoming out of supreme control really fast. I am actually getting rather intimidated by him, and that is not me. He is after me for sure, and it is just a matter of time that he is gonna get me a good one and that ain't gonna happen.
Angi, tell me a little more about this "flogging" thing that I remember you talking about. I was telling my Sister about it yesterday and I just didn't have enough information to give her. It is interesting to me to understand these things. Describe this act fully for me.
It sounds like the male flies onto your back or something and grabs on with his claws and rips your back up. It sounds horrible and I need definite further clarification, paint me a clear picture for my mind's eye. Define the damage done to the human as well. I can really get into requirements for full understanding of things.
Whoppo's sisters are so nice, there are 3 of them and they are the most friendliest and gentlest gals. THey are my pals. Maybe that is why Whoppo hates me so much. I have been digging up clumps of buttercups alongside the bee's ditch for the past while and the 3 Muscovy ducks are always about 6 inches from my pitchfork, just awaiting the turning of the earth to get the worms and bugs. They are almost in the way, but I have so much fun digging up the mucky muck soil for them. It is always full of worms.
It is so funny. Girl, who is the most friendly, every time she sees me grab the pitchfork, she is the first one there, she makes a beeline straight for what I am doing, makes those sweet little sounds that the Muscovy ducks make. That kind of peeping, quiet, sweet girls. I immediately turn a swath of earth over for her, that is her reward for loving me so much (note how I let the critters take on those human emotions? they don't really love me, they just love what I am doing, but I will pretend they are my friends that love me like there was no tomorrow, hee, hee). Pepper is also quite friendly too, but not as much as girl. Cookie is a little more leary, she is a little more aggressive too, not bad, but she quite often has her head feathers ruffled up straight, like Whoppo does, the other two girls always have the feathers flat against their head, never seen that ruffle on them. I bet that Cookie would be an extremely protective mother.
I think that Pepper is going to go broody soon too. She is laying an egg every day and sits for a fairly long time. I have been gathering them and when she goes broody I will give them all to her. Cookie and Girl are not laying eggs yet. Faya, the older gal from last year is sitting on 14 eggs, she has been sitting for about a week now, so in another 3 weeks, more babies.
I have about 35 Muscovy eggs in the incubator and about the same of the chicken eggs, so yep, we got lots o' babies comin' too.
The turkeys hatched out 10 of about 20 eggs and one chicken egg, when they got off the nest. My Neice has two from the hatching that she is raising, plus the two Muscovy babies, so cute.
When the turkey hens were not sitting on the eggs anymore, I cleaned out their nest box for them, man was it stinkkkkkeeeeeee!!!!! There were about 10 eggs of turkey and hens in there and I put them in the incubator. One hatched out yesterday and maybe more will or will not hatch. My neice took that one too, so now she has three that she has in her bedroom, funnneeee. We will see.
When one turkey went broody, the other hen didn't go broody for about 5 days, then they both sat on the eggs. When Abigail got off the eggs for good, so did Madeline, so that meant that there were probably at least 5 eggs laid that need a few more days incubation.
What is wrong with me? I just wanted to make a simple reply to this post because I have other posts to look at and read and look what I have done. I have rambled and rambled and now it is getting close to the time when I have to get the kids all off and ready for school, eeeks, look what I have done to my song, ma!!!! Have the best of this beautiful, most glorious day, where our sun is shinin'. Cindi