So I stalked Ralph and he was on BYC a day ago... so he didn't die. Or get taken over by the delinquent poultry... unless they are posing as him on BYC. Charmed- I sure hope you figure out something with Charlie. I know how hard it can be. Maybe just separate him? Or get him a female turkey? Once Banshee stopped trying to woo Tomahawk, Dinner was much nicer. On a slightly different note, now that Banshee has a new Tomahawk, he has been a bit of a butt to me! He must be embarrassed at being a mommas boy. He won't let me pick him up without a large amount of squawking and flapping. So shameful to have your mom lick her hand and smooth down your cowlick in front of your girlfriend. Tomorrow I am bringing home 4 new hens. We have not had fresh eggs since the middle of September. The poor girls have been on strike because of molting and stress from the dang dog that tried to eat them all. We have a Barnevelder we got this spring as a chick who has yet to lay... and she didn't molt. Or get attacked by the dog. Sigh. I love those dang girls, but I love fresh eggs. I am getting impatient. As deadly as it seemed since we haven't heard from Ralph since he concocted a beverage to help his cold, I am going to make a hot cocoa with cinnamon and peppermint schnapps. They really are delicious. And good cold too with chocolate milk.