Hello from John in Andalucia, Spain

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mosca, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. mosca

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    Hello my name is John and I've been stalking BYC for some time looking for and getting great advice re poultry housing. So thanks everyone. I live in the hills north of Malaga and we let out self catering properties. We also farm mangos and oranges on very steep land. Down by my lower water deposit I have fenced off about 100 square metres of shady land for poultry. Our issues here are drought and heat. I have built some colony cages for quail and in time plan to have a few guinea fowl, and a few muscovy ducks. All produce meat and eggs either unobtainable here or very expensive. Industrial chicken meat and eggs are so cheap here that its hardly worth raising chickens for food. If I have chickens at all, I'd like to try "la fleche", though I know they can be tricky and fly. I've certainly seen some beautifully kept animals on this site, but most wouldn't stand the heat where I am. Catalan del Prat and Mos are good heat resistant dual purpose birds, but the magnificent Andalucian is strictly eggs only! i look forward to meeting other members and especially contacting other "hot spot" breeders!
     
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  3. drumstick diva

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    Greetings, mosca, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! Best of luck to you and your birds!
     
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  6. mosca

    mosca Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your kind words and advice. I'd better get some birds!
     
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  8. Mr MKK FARMS

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
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  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hello, John, good luck in setting up your flock venture - welcome to BYC.
     

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