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Hello from England

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PaulaSB12, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. PaulaSB12

    PaulaSB12 Songster

    Dec 6, 2010
    My name is Paula I live in a small town in the middle of England (if you call it a village you get into trouble, the difference is a town holds a weekly market villages don't) I am saving up for a nice coop and run to go on my allotment so I can keep chickens (am going to look to rent some land as well for a couple of pigs) which will be kept on my allotment, an allotment is a piece of land you rent to grow food and keep chickens on (the 1950 allotment act allows this. Here are the ones I chose for my chickens to be

    9ft by 15 ft with a cover on to keep them from rain


    I know a lot of you build your own but my building skills are not very good so I don't think I could do it and I want the best for them.[​IMG]

  2. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    [​IMG] Those are beautiful set ups! Enjoy your chicken keeping - you'll have to post a pic of yours when your all set!
  3. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY

    LovedEngland when I was there - it's on m y bucket list ot go back again and again!!!!!
  4. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    [​IMG] that is so cool that you can rent land.
  5. PaulaSB12

    PaulaSB12 Songster

    Dec 6, 2010
    I have two half plot allotments 16ft by 62ft that cost £12 for a year. The rent gets paid in february which is when the run and coop gets puts on the plot. Then I go to the Melton Mowbray feather and fur market to buy the chickens. This is the market where all sorts of feathered creatures can be brought from peafowls to turkeys. I know they will be spoiled but I have three cats for whom I brought http://www.angelicalcat.com/stackem-rstc-prods.shtml cat scratching post, the only person according to them to have exported their product out of America.
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio.
  7. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    A warm welcome from an imp in Washington State.

    You came to the right place


  8. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Welcome to BYC - so glad you joined us. We can learn so much from the country the BEST breed came from (Orpingtons of course!) (not that I'm partial...)

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