Heading for the Hills; I hope.

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

  1. Hedgewitch

    Hedgewitch Chirping

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    (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?

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    :welcome

    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

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    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.

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens, hope you find a better area, to put down roots.
     
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  5. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    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

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
     
  7. Wellsken

    Wellsken Chirping

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    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

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    :welcome
    We're so glad you joined us!! :woot
     
  9. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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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

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    Welcome to backyard Chickens off to hills of Dover sure hope you find what your looking for
     
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