Bless her brave little heart though! Poor thing, she's really freaking out. I wonder if it would be easier on everybody (you included) if you gathered at night with a light strapped to your forehead so you could see what you were doing. I mean, assuming that pheasants go to sleep like chickens. I don't know.
I'm glad my chooks don't behave like that! It'd scare the bejeebers out of me...
Haha! It's so nice to hear your voice again, (even if it was tinged with fear!) What a hostile work environment, ;). Can't say I blame her though (I wouldn't be too keen if people were stealing my eggs.) Maybe an open umbrella would help keep some space between you and the angry hen, save on band-aids?
Paula - Thankfully it's uncommon to get a hyperbroody hen. One in a thousand, literally. I'm so impressed with her tenacity that when we finish collecting eggs next week, I'm going to put a broody coop around her and give her some space and protection to hatch off a clutch for herself. I hope that will go some way to making amends with her. Frogdancer - especially if you have a big breed of chicken!Sara - You mean my mongrel accent?! Poor old hen, I do feel for her. She's left me some pretty good holes and bruises in my hands and ankles.
Oh how mean your are!! Only joking!! Wonder if she'd actually make a good Mum or not.Hope everything is good with you.Working stupid hours here at the mo>
She reminds me of my neighbor last year, complaining when my chickens were "pooping in her yard"... all fluffed up and shaking and hissing. I've never seen an angrier bird, or neighbor. Kinda funny, though, both of them. Could I possibly put a broody coop around my neighbor, I wonder...
Excellent.Posted it here:http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com/2011/05/angry-pheasant-off-topic-maybe.html
she is sure wanting to be a momma! A very pretty bird. My Tom turkey does that when I go in to get the eggs/ change water/feed etc. Some poultry just really wants to procreate huh?
amazingly steady hand you have, for being under attack.
I'm with Paula - you have to admire her tenacity. And I think you're right - she deserves a clutch of her very own. This is the first time I've actually heard your voice!
We've had roosters like that. One silky in particular. I suppose with the cocks I'm a little more heartless, and send them to boot camp. I did have one fella ruin a good pair of rubber boots though. Big hole right above my ankle.A broody coop sounds like a good idea (and about as much for your protection as a 'pay back'
You have to admire her bravery.
I love the video! In other news I popped by to tell you I finally watched Tamara Drewe last night about reading you blog about it ages ago, and it was a laugh! good fun. I remembered to think of your friend in the stampeding cow scene :)PS hope now the egg-collecting is over you can catch a breather, and how is Quincy doing?
Guys I'm sorry to be so behind on my comments - I really appreciate all your replies, ideas, and anecdotes. This is the first video I ever made and uploaded. I shall try and do a few more, as the situations arise. If anyone wants to see anything in particular, please let me know.Maria - glad you enjoyed Tamara Drewe, and Quincy is doing really well, in spite of having an amateur training her. Our next hurdle is learning to associate going in the car with FUN and not with throwing up. or worse..