France, first posting

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by starbrite, May 25, 2008.

  1. starbrite

    starbrite In the Brooder

    May 25, 2008
    South Brittany, France
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2008
  2. CarlaRiggs

    CarlaRiggs Songster

    Bonjour, Starbrite!

    Welcome to the Backyard Chicken Forum... [​IMG]

    Carla Riggs
    southern California
  3. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    [​IMG] Hope you like it here!!!! What kind of geese are those???? Your goat is so cute!!!
    Last edited: May 25, 2008
  4. starbrite

    starbrite In the Brooder

    May 25, 2008
    South Brittany, France
    Thanks for the welcome CarlaRiggs, hi cjeanean, the Geese are Toulouse, a lot friendlier than most Geese, we have, 2 Goats (and a baby to born any day now), 11 chickens, 2 Geese, 7 Ducks (but will be 5 at the end of today), 1 Cockerel ( a Gauloise) 5 Jack Russels and 3 cats. I'm building a new house that will either have Turkeys or more Geese.
    The chicks are all for eggs, we are now incubating eggs hopefully to get our meat chicks.
    These geese are pets, we hope they are a breeding pair, all future geese are for meat.
    The ducks are for eating.
    The goats are pets.

    I'm not sure if you have heard of Hugh Fernley Whittingstall over your side of the pond, he's a self sufficiency guru, a few years back he had a television series called River Cottage, when he rented out a cottage in Dorset, from there he started producing his on food, scavenging for food, and rearing his own animals, from there he moved up to a farm, with a restaurant where his farm produced all the food for the restaurant. He and Chef Jamie Oliver now front the "chicken out campaign" for better conditions for chickens. Because of him and changing attitudes by the British public most super markets have now stopped selling eggs from caged birds, also wont sell products where caged birds eggs are used. Chicken welfare has also improved, not perfect but getting better. Here in France its not happening as quick, but eggs from caged birds will be illegal in Europe next year.

    I'm not sure what your admin will allow, but heres a few links;

    River Cottage

    Chicken out campaign

    Jamie Oliver

    My wife feeding the chicks

    Last edited: May 25, 2008
  5. Portia

    Portia Songster

    Feb 29, 2008
    South Central PA
    Welcome starbrite. Nice place you have there.
  6. chcknrs

    chcknrs Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    Kelso, WA
    Nice place you have, nice place here on BYC, too!
  7. Curlita

    Curlita Songster

    May 22, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Bon jour and bienvenue!

    (hope I spelled that right... been a long time since High School French class!)
  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    Right back at' ya! Hello from Virginia! Happy to have you! [​IMG]
  9. starbrite

    starbrite In the Brooder

    May 25, 2008
    South Brittany, France
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2008
  10. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Welcome starbrite, congrats on your chicks, geese and sheep.

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