Hello from France!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Casey76, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Casey76

    Casey76 Songster

    Jan 27, 2011
    Alsace, France
    Anyway a bit about me...

    I'm a British transplanted to Alsace, France (working in Switzerland). My chicken obsession started just two years ago when I was given a pair of ISA browns as a house warming present from a friend. Within a month I had bought my first day-olds and I was well and truely hooked.

    Last year I (unwittingly) bought my first table birds, and after some trepidation, and bravery, tasted my first homegrown chicken and swore never to buy supermarket chicken again. There were also some had some bad experiences too, which saw me having bad hatches, and in the end I lost all of my laying hens to some nefarious predator.

    At the moment I have three POL pullets of dubious heritage (ebay hatching eggs lol), two sabelpoots and a bantam dotte cockeral (though maybe for not much longer [​IMG])

    I'm just warming up my incys (having bought a third today [​IMG] ) and I'm waiting on the arrival of bantam dottes, CLB and brahma eggs. I have more brahma, LF dottes, CLBs, Faverolles, and cochins on order, and I'm trying (very hard) to get my hands on some silver-black and silver-blue French Marans and buff, lavender and silver millefleur Sabelpoot eggs!

    This year it is my mission to introduce British Standard CLBs to Alsace, and I've already arranged a pullet swap with another expat up near Paris, and to enter at least one show with something and hopefully be brave enough to enter the Expo Avicole in Mulhouse in November this year.

    Phew! I do go on a bit lol

    "see" you around

  2. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    [​IMG] from Sunny (and slightly chilly) Florida!
  3. mgw

    mgw Songster

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    welcome, from Eastern Wa. sounds like you chicken schedule is full. Glad you joined!
  4. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Songster

    Aug 30, 2010
    S.E. Michigan
    Welcome from Michigan [​IMG]
  5. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Songster

    Hello and Welcome to BYC from Louisiana [​IMG].
    You didn't go on to much at all,. I like to learn about what folks are doing with their chickens!
  6. Pinky

    Pinky Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    South GA
    [​IMG] and thanks for sharing! [​IMG]
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio.
  8. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Songster

    May 24, 2010
    Ohio - Chickens 3yrs
  9. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

    Mar 23, 2008
    Oakland, CA
    [​IMG] from California! [​IMG]

    As I understand it Alsace is beautiful during the holidays, right?

    I would love to see photos of your birds!
  10. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    [​IMG] from SW Ohio!!

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