my new "friend" Buddy

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  1. carolyn

    carolyn Strong Ash

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    for anyone unfamiliar with these birds this is a pheasant. a wild game bird for us. I think someone must have handraised him as he is a bit skitterish but doesn't run away from me. as a matter of fact he comes to me when I am out in the yard. he is always looking for grain.
     
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    That is one smart bird to find you and your farm. I'd bet dollars to doughnuts that he "finds" some grain!
     
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    Oh no, Jane, He comes to me for the grain, no need to "find" it at all.. he started running across the yard towards me yesterday when he heard me on the phone out looking for my husband. It was pretty sweet.
     
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    Our local farm has a pair of pheasants that hang about with the hens. When the hens get fed so do they - not the stupid birds that some folks think they are that's for sure.
     



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    Carolyn, I rather thought that Buddy "found" grain falling from your hand!
     
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    We have a couple of pairs on our golf course. The males can be very noisy, but they are a very attractive bird.
     
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    Lucky you Carolyn ! Looks like a sweety ! Have no idea why it keeps changing my spelling !
     
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    I love to see those. We have them over here, but I don’t see them often. They are beautiful, are they not.
     
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    thanks all. this as actually only the second time I have actually seen a pheasant around here in the 30 years we have lived here. if he hangs around all Winter it will be okay. he is very pretty and not a bother at all.. quite frankly I am surprised he is still here. I can't tell you all what happened in the coop with a coon the other night... you know what happens in the coop stays in the coop... or gets put in the dumpster. I figured that would have been enough chaos to make him run away.
     
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    I like your humour, C.
    The thing is, your story makes me very curious as to what really DID happen with the coon in the coop.
     
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    well lets just say I had a hatchet and a cornered coon and I won? no more free dinners for it.
     
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    Well, Carolyn that was one colourful bird.
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    Gotcha Carolyn.
    Pest control is sometimes necessary. My grandparents had the same dilemma on their farm...and it was also in the chickenhouse. Foxes and snakes had to be removed.
     
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    yep. one year I lost 50 chickens to a coon talk about aggravating.. when I finally got it all I could say was that was a lot of chicken there. it was also the nicest looking coon I had ever needed to dispatch.
     
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    Perhaps you ought to have made a coonskin cap out of the pelt. Well, it is such a pity that you had to “thank” that beast, but the chooks are no doubt thankful for the removal of the object of their misery.
     

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