Good Afternoon from Orkney

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ploverha, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Ploverha

    Ploverha New Egg

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    Hello,

    We live in Orkney which is a group of islands to the north of Scotland in the UK. We keep chickens (La Bresse Galoise, Vorwerk and Cochins), White Danish Geese and Cayuga ducks. Since we live on a small island there are no natural predators here except for the occasional sea eagle, so we don't face many of the problems poultry keepers experience in other parts of the world.

    We're looking forward to joining in the discussions as much as possible.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings, Ploverha, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! I must admit you are the first resident of Orkney with whom I've conversed! Sounds like a great place to live. Best wishes to you and your poultry and have fun on BYC!!
     
  3. joesmania

    joesmania Out Of The Brooder

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    Greetings from Northern New York, USA !
     
  4. Ploverha

    Ploverha New Egg

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    Thanks, its certainly different to a lot of places and its pretty much ideal for poultry keeping. The island where we live used to be known for its egg production but unfortunately a particularly bad storm hit some years ago and blew most of the coops and the birds out to sea.
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Wow, you have some very nice breeds [​IMG]And what a beautiful place to raise them.
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2012
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California!
     

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