Duke says….”I got a new job too Aunty Gill”

Meet Duke the talking bird……Regular Guest Spot from:
Uncle Spike’s Adventures….. and  the Chicken Roost in Turkey!
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Catch up:
Last time we heard that Duke’s girlfriend, Miss Fluffy Bum, had left the Farm rather hastily in order to work for a local Fox family. Duke was very upset about her leaving so suddenly but  soon Mary another fine feathered lady became his friend and everything was OK.….or was it?
read on…..

Yo Aunty Gill, it’s me again, Duke-Cocka-Locky, your rooster nephew from Türkiye.

I kept thinking about Miss Fluffy Bum all the time, wondering if she likes her new job with Mrs Fox. I know she was not gonna write, coz Mrs Fox doesn’t always have email, but even still, as much as young Mary is a fairly cuddly bird (see our photo together – nice, eh?), in my book you still can’t beat a real mass of soft derriere-sited lady feathers {sigh}.
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So anyway, spring is here and the weather has started to warm up my tail feathers quite nicely. There are baby goats and baby cows all around here as well; you can hear them all chatting all day long! Sometimes the noise gets just a little too much for me; all that gassing about the price of butter. All we get is “Moo this” and “Moo that” – but I’ve been clever Aunty Gill, I found a solution…
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I hide away under the metal that covers the pile of concreting stones!
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But quiet or no quiet, I still missed Miss Fluffy Bum too much, and so a few days ago, when Mrs Fox came back to visit us, just after midday again, I accepted her kind suggestion to also go and work for her. I only thought about it for a second or two, but Mrs Fox was quite insistent. So yes Aunty Gill, I have moved on. I left the other guys, who by the way, all ran the opposite way to me when Mrs Fox arrived, and said a hasty ‘goodbye’ to Spike Farm, and that was that. But here is the last photo Farmer Spike took of me, and I wanted to send it to you.
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I had thought of going off before, as you know, when Miss Fluffy Bum left us to work for Mrs Fox. Pablo, the ‘big cheese’ top rooster, did say he would start to write to you if I ever decided to go – he likes talking. So as from next month Aunty Gill, Pablo The Boss will get in touch, as I probably won’t have access to email. Chooks must really love it at Mrs Fox’s house; they never seem to come back, so I reckon I’ll be alright!!
Love, your very growed-up, off to somewhere new Rooster Nephew, Duke xx

Dear Duke
I hope its not too late to wish you luck in your new job and glad that you are now with Miss Fluffy Bum and happy again.  Always knew you would fly off some where with those fine feathers of yours. Best of luck Duke. Sad as it is that I won’t hear from you again,  I am so looking forward to hearing from Pablo, now that you are finding your way in the wider world.
Love Auntie Gill X

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The Duke is talking again: Its all change! It’s Spring!

THE STORY SO FAR: Always second to Pablo the King, Duke the Rooster is learning to live with the fact that he is not the boss at Uncle Spike’s farm.  Its not all bad though……. read on:

Today we have  a picture of Miss Fluffy Bum  at last!

Straight from the pen of the talking bird who lives on Uncle Spikes Farm in Türkiye reachable at Uncle Spikes Adventures you can find Dukes earlier diary episodes by pressing the Rooster logo here…..

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Episode  5 “All change here Aunty Gill”      

Yo Aunty Gill, it’s me again, Duke-Cocka-Locky, your rooster nephew from Türkiye.
Spring has sprunged here Aunty Gill, and that cold weather has moved away – yay!! Sure, it was fun to try and keep warm chasing after Miss Fluffy Bum, but I really don’t like the soggy stuff; it didn’t do much for my delicate but manly feathers either! See what I mean??

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I wanted to tell you about things here with Miss Fluffy Bum. Well, try as I might to get a nice foto for ya, she wasn’t that pleased to get a selfie with me, but Farmer Spike managed to get this next shot…. But she didn’t half whinge about it later in the chook house – I mean, just look at her face, not a happy lady!

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Shortly after that, things all changed around here. Farmer and Misses Spike went away, and a neighbour farmer lady looked after us. It’s also that time of year when new jobs come on offer, and Miss Fluffy Bum decided it was time to move on. I’m not sad though Aunty Gill, as I understand that to volunteer to go live with Mrs Fox to help feed her babies is an honourable job for any chook, and especially so for a girl with a fluffy derriere. But I’m ok, really Aunty Gill… coz look at my new gal, she’s called Mary.

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Ok, so I may not be boss-man yet around here, but Pablo seems a little happier to let me ‘do my thing’, which is fine by me. He likes to be all macho and stand on guard, whilst I ‘look after’ the ladies; in my book that’s called fair job distribution, and so you’ll hear no complaints from me!! Here I am with the gang a few days ago up by the farmhouse.

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I do wonder if Miss Fluffy Bum likes her new job, I hope so. She was never gonna be one for writing, not like me, but we are all proud of her having moved on to bigger and better things. Mrs Fox likes to pop by every now and then, even during office hours, but whilst she does the occasional interview, I guess none of us match up to the high standard she needs to help out at her house.

Oh, there’s Mary walking past… Sorry Aunty Gill, duty calls…

Love, your Rooster Nephew, Duke xx

Uncle Spikes Farm in Türkiye reachable at Uncle Spikes Adventures

Dear Duke

Lovely to hear from you again.  What a shock to hear that Miss Fluffy Bum  has moved on, and so suddenly. Didn’t expect that! Don’t worry if she doesn’t write to you. We can only hope she likes her new bosses as much as they took to  her !  Anyway  Mary looks like  nice company for you; and as for Spring, it  must be pretty wonderful where you are.  So Good times ahead  for sure  Duke…..

Love Auntie Gill  xx

PS.  See  you same time next month

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Duke’s Diary : LATEST!!! “I HAVE A CUNNING PLAN AUNTY GILL” [episode 4]

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Update: Duke the talking bird from Uncle Spikes farm in Turkey wants to be the top bird but its Pablo who is the king, so Pablo gets the girls!……..
( press the camel for Uncle Spike’s blog  and enjoy everything that goes on at the farm )
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Uncle Spikes AdventuresChapter 4:If you haven’t seen Duke here before  you can press the talking bird logo for more or simply read on…………….

Yo Aunty Gill, it’s me again, Duke-Cocka-Locky, your rooster nephew from Türkiye. Ok, so I’m still chasing after Miss Fluffy Bum, but she still seems to be the favoured gal of the Boss. As he’s older, taller, and faster than me, I’m gonna have to continue being sneaky in order to grab the occasional cuddle with said lady friend I guess. You see, this is Pablo – what do you think, he is a bit scary isn’t he?

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As it’s been a bit wintery here of late, the woodshed is now half empty of logs and coal sacks, so I reckon that means there is somewhere to sneak off to and ‘play’. Pablo the boss doesn’t go in there much, so I have claimed it as my territory for now. The girlies like to go in there every day anyway – I dunno what they do though; they seem to just sit in a crate for half an hour, then come out and prance around making a heck of a racket. But Farmer Spike seems pleased with their antics, so that must be a good thing, right?
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I wanted to send you a foto of Miss Fluffy Bum… err, and her ‘fluffy bum’, but she just won’t darned stay still long enough – sorry Aunty Gill… Hey, maybe I can get one of those stooped ‘selfie sticks’ and then sneak up on her – I can see a cool plan here, eh? The only one I managed was this one, when she was having a girlie chat with Imelda one day in the orchard – Miss Fluffy is the honey on the right.
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I was telling another of my half-sister’s about my idea for cuddles in the woodshed just the other day. She listened quite intently, as you can see in this picture Farmer Spike took for me, so I reckon this woodshed idea is gonna help in my plan for world farm domination!
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Not much else happening around here this month Aunty Gill, but as you can see, I have enough to deal with already –  Byeeee….
Love, your Rooster Nephew, Duke xx

Dear Duke,Thank you for your update on Miss Fluffy Bum. She does look a bit of a busy body with plenty of things to do, perhaps she hasn’t noticed you yet! And Pablo looks quite scary! Be careful how you go with him  especially if you are talking about wood shed domination !   Love Aunty Gill

see you here same time next month March 20

It’s Brian The Talking Bird from Uncle Spikes Farm in Turkey .

SERIES TWO The life of Brian THE NEW ROOSTER DIARIES  2015
Starts here ….

Episode 7: May 27 Meet Brian 
Episode 8: June 27 Brian
Episode 9:  July 27 …. Brian
Episode 10 September  Summer  developments Brian
Episode 11.  October 5  ….. Brian and the  end of summer

❤ Latest Episode ❤
Chapter 12 (posted November 13) Oh dear Brian!…….

SERIES ONE The Original Duke Diaries [NOVEMBER 2014 – APRIL 2015]
Episode 1: November 28 on this page ‘Meet Duke’
Episode 2: December 20  Duke
Episode 3: January 17  Duke
Episode 4:  February 20  Duke
Episode 5:  March 20 Duke
Episode 6:  April 20  Duke

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Uncle Spikes AdventuresTHE ORIGINAL DIARIES   Series ONE

 Hi people! …. Meet Uncle Spike who writes a lively and informative blog about life on the Turkish farm where he lives with his family. (Press the camel for Uncle Spike’s lovely  blog or try the link at the end of the article to get an entertaining and delicious taste of Turkey!). Uncle Spike is the first person I started to follow (and  talk to) when I started blogging in October 2013. His talking birds are a regular feature here starting with Duke a rather gorgeous ‘Turkey bird’ ……..Uncle Spike holds the pen…….

Episode 1: Duke

‘Hello! I’m a Turkey from Chicken.No, no, no…. got that wrong, sorry about that. What I meant to say is that I’m a chicken, FROM Turkey, not a Turkey from…. well, you get the gist. But what you may not know is that Aunty Gill, a.k.a. your blogger friend, really is my aunty, coz she named me when I was younger. Yes, I’m the one and only “Duke-Cocka-Locky”, but often known simply as The Duke.

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I’m a young(ish) rooster, hence the good looks, and I hold the rank of Number Two on our farm. I did try for promotion earlier this year, but after losing a bunch of feathers in a two hour tussle with Pablo (Number One), I have decided to bide my time before sneaking up on Pablo next year, and kickin’ his butt big time. Well, that’s the plan, but I need to grow a pair first, and workout more first, coz he’s a big bruiser, albeit an old bloke!
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So yes, I’m definitely a chicken, and not a Turkey. But I do live in Turkey, although we call it Türkiye, and we have Hindi’s here, which you call Turkey’s – it’s all very confusing to be honest. I tried asking Bonzo, our farm dog, and chief protector, all about this, but he seems to be all brawn and no brain, a bit of a ‘himbo’ I reckon – he doesn’t know diddlysquat. I haven’t told him that to his face, but the guy is chained up, so I think I’m safe enough, haha…
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I’m happy being a chicken though, not a Turkey, or even a Hindi. You see, as a ‘working rooster’, I get paid to spend ‘time with the ladies’; I’m not a chicken called ‘Soup’ you see – that’s the name Farmer Spike gives to the big roosters he keeps in the big pen; they are ALL called Soup, but not me, I’m The Duke! That’s me, on the right by the way: note how many ladies I have near me compared to Pablo – my time will come!!

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Dunno if it’s true, but I heard through the bird vine that my  Aunty Gill and her friends scoff Turkey for lunch…! Yuk, imagine that? Not sure if it’s true, but I wouldn’t wanna be a Turkey, just in case, ya know, I was her favourite nephew for more than just my good looks and cool name. Hmm…
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Thankfully we don’t have Thanksgiving or Christmas here, so I reckon I’m safe on that score, no matter if I’m a chicken OR a turkey.’

UNCLE SPIKE

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It was simply  lovely having you over here Duke……. without eating you this time!~ love from …. Aunty Gill xxx ❤

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Next Diary will appear in the post roll on 20th December.   Duke  has kindly said that he will write regularly every month thereafter!!!

I’m “DUKE COCKA-LOCKY” !!

I named this fine bird!

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…THE RESULTS…

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With all the responses duly counted and verified by Bonzo the farm dog, Uncle Spike is very chuffed to announce the renaming of our young rooster. So without further ado, here are the results…

60%  DUKE COCKA-LOCKY (or DUKE)

21%  HENRY VIII

  5%  RAJ, WALLACE and AYAM

   2%  DON JUAN and BRIAN

   0%  CAZANOVA

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So it’s…

GOODBYE “JIMMY”

and

HELLO “DUKE COCKA-LOCKY”

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As the original suggestion for DUKE COCKA-LOCKY came from our very own Gill McGrath from the blog In touch with Emma, I think we can also now state that as well as being a Guest Blogger here, you are now the proud Aunty of a ten month year old Turkish rooster 🙂

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Thanks for all the entries

UNCLE SPIKE 

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