Hello From France, Everyone

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jkhedin, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Jkhedin

    Jkhedin In the Brooder

    Jun 16, 2018
    Bourgogne, France
    Hello! I am an American, retired. I moved to the beautiful Burgundy countryside three years ago. I got into chickens on an impulse after watching my nephew-in-law in Washington State have lots of fun with his chickens. I now really enjoy keeping chickens and built both of my coops from kits. My nephew recommended this website to me.
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    Yes, I’m fairly new, having purchased my first chicks in June, 2016.
    (2) How many chickens do you have right now? I originally bought six three-day old female chicks, then bought two young pullets the following summer (one of whom is now in my freezer) and just recently bought six more new chicks last month. Lost one hen to a fox last year.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Light Sussex - sweeties, and smart!

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    My nephew-in-law, who has chickens and turkeys.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Motorcycling, gardening, cooking, golf, knitting, spinning wool...

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share
    Bought a wonderful old stone house here in Burgundy after visiting a local Christian monastery called Taizé for several years in a row. I’m retired and I love living in France and traveling around Europe (when I can find a chicken sitter!).
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2018
  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
  3. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

    Jan 9, 2017
    SE Wisconsin
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Bonjour hope you will enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do :celebrate
  5. tjo804

    tjo804 Crowing

    Mar 15, 2014
    Cedar Creek, Texas
    Welcome to BYC from Central Texas
    You will find all the info you need here for a healthy flock. Also tons of great ppl to share interests and stories with :clap
  6. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

    Mar 21, 2016
    Maricopa, AZ. (near Phoenix)
    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
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  7. PouleChick

    PouleChick Crowing

    Apr 6, 2016
    SW France
    Hi and welcome!

    I'm down in the Dordogne and I'm very new to chickens. I got 3 babies in December, 2 silkie mamas in February, have 6 week old chicks and 2 weeks old chicks from them and waiting on some other chicks from one of my original girls due Saturday (split hatch - 3 are under her and 5 in the incubator!). It is a bit chaotic but I'm loving it! You are the first active person in France I've found (lots of old posts!) so will love to chat about products as I'm still trying to work out what to use / what is available etc. I'm finding my local agricultural co-op the best place to buy feed but haven't really stocked up on all the other bits and pieces that people have access to in the states and we maybe do here but I dont' know about them yet!
  8. Belgianchickies

    Belgianchickies In the Brooder

    Jun 16, 2018
    Flanders fields, Belgium
    I live in Belgium West Flanders near the french border, not too far:cool:
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  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :frow and welcome to BYC!

    Glad to have you join us! :celebrate
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  10. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

    Feb 28, 2017
    Florida Peninsula
    My Coop
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