While these two Pygmy goats were butting heads, this one was calmly soaking up the love.
Talking of hell, I saw some 'La Fleche' chickens, otherwise known as 'Devils Head Chickens'. . . look at these:
The man at the shop recommended I spray all the chickens with a solution of vinegar so they all smell the same and shut them in the coop and let them 'get on with it'. My three girls 'Free range' from dawn until dusk. Ok ok . . . vinegar sprayed. . . all over four hens. My old girls don't bat an eyelid and even let me 'bath and blow dry' them. I have had them since they were eggs! They trust me implicitly and think I am 'Mom'. Well how I have rocked their world!
I have had to race to the 'Cornstores' for Violet anti-bacterial spray for Poppies wound. She sat and let me clean her up with disinfectant. Blood is a magnet for all chickens and they will continue to peck wounds, so you spray them violet. I also bought 'Anti Pecking Spray' and have had to spray all four chickens again. I sprayed myself liberally too by accident and had to go and shower and literally scrub the revolting stuff off. The man in the Cornstores thought it was most unusual for the new one to take top of the pecking order. . .typical of me. . . he even asked me if I had mistakenly got a cockerel. Normally the new one is bullied and submissive. All is calm at the moment. Lavender has the coop and run all to herself, while the others have the garden. Lord knows what is going to happen at bedtime! I am going to set my alarm for sunrise and get out there early in the morning to sort the trouble. Euan thinks it is all fantastically dramatic and entertaining. He has filled his water gun and put it on top of the coop for me to spray Lavender if she is nasty and I will! I am not sure how long she will be staying. . .
Edit: My OH does not read my Blog. . .I hope. . .I wonder how long I can keep a 'Savage Chicken' a secret?