A new backyard farmer

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Baboucarr, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. Baboucarr

    Baboucarr New Egg

    Apr 10, 2016
    Hello guys,

    My name is Baboucarr and i live in Gambia, West Africa...

    I have loved birds since childhood and have recently decided to start a backyard poultry farm for me and my family.

    I am having trouble getting supplies of good breeds of birds / hatching eggs...

    All and any help will be greatly appreciated.

    My research have led me to this site and it looks very promising.

    I want order but do not know where to start.

    Regards to all.

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I'm sorry I cannot be of help. I don't think birds/eggs would survive a trip so far to you from the US. I believe there is a South African thread on BYC if that would help you out.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    I live in Kenya and face similar problems. Personally, I've opted to settle for whats here as the cost of importation of eggs and their viability by the time they reach you would be very expensive and disappointing.

    Local chickens can be a bit useless (but make good broody hens) - there must be a source of commercial chickens up there? I'd try that for starters and see how you go.

    Good luck

  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

    Hello and [​IMG]
    We're glad you joined us!

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