Chicken keeper checking in from the UK

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DoingChickenBidding, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. DoingChickenBidding

    DoingChickenBidding In the Brooder

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    Hello,

    Me & my other half have been keeping hens for over ten years now. We deliberately went with rehoming ex-battery hens as after laying in inhumane conditions for 16 months they deserve a better retirement. We have had all our hens through the British Hen Welfare Trust.

    We have five brown hens right now: Daisy, Bella, Molly, Piper and Queen Pip the Glorious (guess which is the top hen).

    They are amazing animals, full of life and opinions and none of the twelve hens (that have come to live with us over the years) have had the same likes or dislikes. Every one of them has been unique.

    We have a great vet, live half an hour from a company that mills it's own animal feed (organic, naturally) and I came across BYC to find out more info chickens, as there's so much more to learn about them.
     
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  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - UK

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  3. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    I think that is fantastic that you are able to rescue battery hens from the horrible existence they suffer. Thank you!
     
  4. Meg-in-MT

    Meg-in-MT Crossing the Road

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    Hello! Welcome to BYC!! :frow

    X2 what Dobie said. Very cool.

    Feel free to check out the links below for some interesting reading. Good luck on your adventures!
     
  5. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

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    Hello,:frow and a warm welcome to Backyard Chickens! It's great to have you here with us
     
  6. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy:ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
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  7. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome Glad you decided to join us! Thank you for taking in ex battery hens!!! Horrible conditions for those poor birds, they so much deserve a better life
     
  8. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
     
  9. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with your rescue hen's!
     
  10. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

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    Hi & :welcome

    Enjoy your time here with us all here on BYC!
     

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