anyone in England ?

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by geoff ruck, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. TheJeffriesCrew

    TheJeffriesCrew New Egg

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    Hello! Im from Dudley in the West Midlands :D
     
  2. LONDON HENS

    LONDON HENS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering if anybody had been to or used 'Perfect Poultry' in some way. They are in Lightwater Surrey in England? http://www.perfectpoultry.co.uk/
    Just wondering what other peoples experiences were and what they thought of the place??
     
  3. suebgbr

    suebgbr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Were you thinking of eggs or chickens or equipment?
    If it is equipment you need theincubatorshop is brilliant. they post quickly, stuff is guaranteed for 2 years (such as incubators, cradles, brooders). the staff can't do enough for you and are very pleasant.
    If it is eggs or chickens you fancy, why don't you post on here? you could do a private deal with a fellow member. i know who i would trust more between a shop and a hobbyist
     
  4. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on the hobbyist. Perfect poultry aren't a shop. They breed birds to standard and I believe they show some too? I'd love to visit their setup sometime, we just never seem to find the time. You'll have to let us know what you think if you do go.
     
  5. LONDON HENS

    LONDON HENS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did visit Perfect Poultry last year in April and was horrified to the condition of the birds and cages. The straw was dirty and wet and birds looked over crowded.
    We then went into his chick room where he keeps day olds-week old chicks. There was like 30-50 chicks to a small cardboard box, the water feeder was empty in all boxes and birds looked dirty and cramped. There was also no food in some of the boxes. There were some dead chicks as well which didnt surprise me seeing the conditions.

    I did a google search on the place and it seems he hasnt been keeping to the rules regarding large scale poultry keeping.
    He was found guilty and ordered to pay costs and a fine.

    http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/s/2081587_councillor_found_guilty_of_chicken_farm_offences_

    He refused to pay the fine and was put in prison....

    http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/s/2112224_chicken_farm_excouncillor_jailed_for_not_paying_fine
     
  6. LONDON HENS

    LONDON HENS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Due to the conditions of the chicks we decided not to buy anything and he got quite short tempered verging on angry, which was a surprise to us at first, but would explain his short temper which was mentioned in one of the articles.
     
  7. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An average of 3 chickens die there a week! Thanks for the info, London Hens. Their video looked so nice lol... Shameful
     
  8. Waleschix

    Waleschix Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Geoff
    How about North Wales? Im on the Chester border up in the hills. I have four kids (human), 2 dogs (Dobie and Boxer both males) 4 chickens and 1 husband!

    Regards
    Waleschix
     
  9. jesscawcaw

    jesscawcaw Out Of The Brooder

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    in manchester. Just wondering if theres anyone else, saw some geese crossing the road that were far too pretty and calm near people to be wild. anyone know of anyone who is missing 4 geese?
     
  10. jesscawcaw

    jesscawcaw Out Of The Brooder

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    oh if you want a good chick place Happy Chicks in Pilling, lancs is fantastic, Sarah is her name he has a beautiful farm, im waiting, very impatiently for my tuesday delivery of 3 baby legbars. just too excited.
     

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