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Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 17 2:56 pm    Post subject: Attack Turkey  Reply with quote    

My lovely boy Clyde has decided he likes me, Mr Shan and our next door female neighbour. The male neighbour, he will occasionally try and peck... everyone else, he wants to eat for breakfast! I had to lock him up yesterday when the window cleaners came round and stop him from eating the courier today. Bonkers.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 32890
Location: yes
PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 17 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i'm glad that title is in poultry not politics

there are some advantages to a guard turkey so long as welcome visitors are aware of his attitude

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 7087
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 17 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I do act a buffer.
He's normally so sweet though, it's quite odd seeing him turn into a savage beastie. Should have called him Jekyl & Hyde..

PS I did carefully consider where this thread should go.

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 17 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My friend has a rhea that hates men. It's hilarious to watch unless you are the person it's trying to kill. A bit like Rod Hull but with more swearing.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 7087
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 17 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Clyde mutters to himself... he attacks males and females alike. He doesn't discriminate. He also recognises cars. When Mr Shan gets home, Clyde stomps down the drive, looks at the car and then stomps back up. With everyone else, he gets ready to ambush them. I know I shouldn't find it funny but I really do. See, not good with humans.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 17 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The turkey saga goes on... the neighbour had to rescue a courier yesterday. Apparently he was practically climbing our drainpipe to escape Clyde. I'm going t have to set up hurdles as a temporary measure until we can install a gate blocking Clyde from the drive!

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14805
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 17 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm sniggering, but they can become a pain. I had a cockerel that attacked people. He didn't bother me, so long as I was carrying something (anything!) but hated my mother. He took no noice at all of the men around the place, nosed at me and disappeared as long as I had something in my hand and ran at my mum from the furthest corners of the field. Then he went for an (accompanied) small child and after that he was swiftly penned. Which happened to save him from the fox attack-before-last, so he shouldn't moan.

He wasn't at all vicious. He mostly attacked from from behind, and got between your legs, and tripped you up. No scratching or pecking, just under your feet. Before that I had a welsummer bantam that really was vicious and drew blood at knee height. I had to back him into a corner with a sheet of mesh before I could go in to feed him!

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 7087
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 17 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well, defended the postman and another courier plus one of the neighbour's visitors yesterday...

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 17 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

even if he is employed as a breeder it is worth considering that the next generation might be rather "keen" .

much like bodger's wild goose, nat's rapist rooster and my killer kerry there are times when a recipe book is a better option than adapting to a war footing.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 7087
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 17 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm not using him for breeding. He doesn't manage to 'finish' the job.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 32890
Location: yes
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 17 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

per kilo of meat:

the juice of one lemon
tsp garam massala
tsp smoked papriks
tsp freshly ground cumin seed
chilli to taste
a little worcester sauce or garam

dismantle beast and marinate 1" cubes overnight
thread on skewers
brush with oil
lightly salt ( salt in the marinade makes bird meat tough )

grill or bbq a few mins per side until cooked through

serve with flatbreads and a nice salad

perhaps invite the posties and the neighbours

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
Posts: 14799
Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 17 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Chez wrote:
My friend has a rhea that hates men. It's hilarious to watch unless you are the person it's trying to kill. A bit like Rod Hull but with more swearing.

That's dire.

(well somebody had to say it...)

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 7087
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 17 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
per kilo of meat:

the juice of one lemon
tsp garam massala
tsp smoked papriks
tsp freshly ground cumin seed
chilli to taste
a little worcester sauce or garam

dismantle beast and marinate 1" cubes overnight
thread on skewers
brush with oil
lightly salt ( salt in the marinade makes bird meat tough )

grill or bbq a few mins per side until cooked through

serve with flatbreads and a nice salad

perhaps invite the posties and the neighbours

No... he's a pet! He saves me from talking to myself. Besides, he watches TV with our neighbour. I'm not even joking!

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 32890
Location: yes
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 17 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ok , ummm, im not sure what to suggest apart from beware of the turkey signs .

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 7087
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 17 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I like that idea.

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