Heading for the Hills; I hope.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hedgewitch, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. Hedgewitch

    Hedgewitch Chirping

    May 10, 2012
    River, Near DOVER, UK
    (1)Great Grandad had chickens, ducks and turkeys, so did my Grandmother and I always wanted to be a farmer; still do.

    (2) I have 1 Coronation Sussex, 9 White Leghorns, 2 Geese & 2 ducks; all hatched since February. there are 10 Pekins too, that my son bought at a local smallholders auction and an odd Silkie hen he took a liking to. I want to concentrate on the breeds on the rare Breeds Survival trust list here in the UK.
    I had a lot a couple of years back, different breeds and was slowly building a reputation for good, strong, traditional stock when to woman I rented the land from fell foul of some travellers/gypsy types and their kids broke in one night and opened all the coops and pens. (She kept poultry, Alpacas and sheep) Foxes and the kids dogs killed everything and I sort of lost heart. But I'm planning on selling my house in the south-east and moving to a Croft or smallholding in a really rural place and starting over. the son wants to come with me and run a music fest/glamping business alongside the organic self sufficiency small holding and since he'll presumably inherit in time it seems like a reasonable idea.

    (3) Found BackYardChickens.com when looking for help with temp. & humidity for hatching Goose eggs.

    (4) Other Hobbies - horse riding, painting, knitting from the spinning to the finished article, weaving (got a 4 shaft countermarch loom, my allotment, gardening, cooking, reading, planting fruit trees, building my chicken houses - really just working the land and being outside.

    (5) Family; daughter, son & 3 grandsons, 5 Jack Russell terriers & 2 Jack x Poodles. Occupation - Civil Servant, and old lady getting ever more desperate to escape!
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  2. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

    Dec 12, 2013

    Best of luck with your move, I hope you don't run into the same type of issues you had before.

    If you'd like to chat with others in Great Britain, here's a link to help you find them:
    U.K. thread

    It's nice to have you here!
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  3. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Addict

    Aug 20, 2015
    Smith County, TN
    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens, hope you find a better area, to put down roots.
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  5. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

    Feb 7, 2018
    Hampshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hello from Hampshire! Welcome to BYC! There’s so many helpful, knowledgeable folks here and I’m sure you’ll find this site a very useful resource. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all do.
  6. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

    Jul 29, 2017
    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
  7. Wellsken

    Wellsken Chirping

    Mar 29, 2018
    Burley Idaho
    Welcome to BYC! Sounds like a grand adventure you have in mind. Good luck, and happy farming.
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  8. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

    Feb 22, 2016
    South East England
    My Coop
    We're so glad you joined us!! :woot
  9. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

    Mar 31, 2011
    Woodland, CA
    My Coop
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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens!

    Great introduction! I hope all goes well with the Great Escape
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  10. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA
    Welcome to backyard Chickens off to hills of Dover sure hope you find what your looking for
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