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Anyone in England??

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by combat cow, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. combat cow

    combat cow New Egg

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    Hi i'm new here, a few days in.........

    I was wondering, does anyone else come from little ole England or am I the only one..

    I have been enjoying reading about all the different types of animal encounters you all have, the best I get is the odd fox, rabbit or if i'm lucky a hedgehog. I keep many types of animals / birds as I have always been around animals.

    It would be nice to think i'm not the only one, not complaining though cos' everyone has been lovely and very helpful.

    Kim
     
  2. Chickemee

    Chickemee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am from Texas but welcome to BYC. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Wattles

    Wattles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Kim, I too am from TX and not England but I'm a huge anglophile - does that count? What part of SE England? I haven't been there in years and I'm aching to get back. I want to ramble through as much of England as I can - ideally from Cornwall to Scotland but I realize that's a lot to take on . . .

    Welcome to BYC!
    Tara
     
  4. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm from Bristol - there aren't many of us from England here on BYC.

    I'm perfectly content not having to batten down the hatches against opossums and raccoons and so on [​IMG]
     
  5. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    I am bored at work so I did a search in Where Am I? Where Are You? and came up with these threads. Some might have repeated information, I didn't check. Welcome to BYC. Glad to have UK people here, especially since so many wonderful chicken breeds have their ancestry in the UK!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=25757

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=23006

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=5112

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=15505

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=2199

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=987
     
  6. 6chickenshubby

    6chickenshubby Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there
    Yes my wife and I are in the UK were over in suffolk and have recently gotten into chickens ourselves we have 5 of the little buggars running about the garden and an incubator on the way! what made you interested in chickens we bought them as a wedding present to ourselves in september! anyway good luck with the birds and now youre here youll become totally addicted!
     
  7. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    I am from Alabama but I want a book from England and I can't get one here. I am going to have to buy it used and have it shipped from over there. Not fair that ya'll have the best Orpingtons. Wish it were still easy to get eggs from over there. What kind of chickens do you have?
     
  8. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bama - we have most of the breeds that you have, except for Ameraucanas. Some others, like Buckeyes, are so rare as to be unheard of, but I did once see one at a small, local show (although there were none to be seen at the National . . . go figure). Seramas were only introduced about three years ago, and are very rare.

    We do, however, have both large and bantam Silkies - you can see the size difference in this pic -
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Silkies/SilkBtyStdM.JPEG

    We have loads of Light Sussexes (which seem to be rare in the US) but less speckled Sussex. We also have Araucanas with tails - no, they are not Ameraucanas, or EEs, they just have a tail, and they are recognised for shows and stuff.

    There are probably some other different breeds, but I sure as hell can't remember them.
     
  9. Kitsune

    Kitsune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *raises hand again*

    Manchester here - and back again after another prolonged absence!

    I've got 6 rescued layers, a 'bator on the way (though really it's for the snake eggs, I'm sure I'll fit some chicken eggs in there soon enough!) and hopefully I'll be able to find somewhere I can get a small amount of meat birds too!
     
  10. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    I'm with baba, sens us some of those wild colored Orpington eggs over here in a shoe box or something.We won't tell. [​IMG]
     

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