Hi from New Zealand

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by joannadale, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. joannadale

    joannadale Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone.
    You have no idea how glad I am to have found you and yet I have traveled half way round the world to do so! My grandfather has left me a cottage and land here in New Zealand and I arrived about three weeks ago. My main concern is the wonderful pig I was introduced to yesterday and all the hens that seem to be floating around. On top of all this I have a vegetable garden half the size of a football field. I have started a blog because i thought it would be a helpful way for me to share some of what is going on and hopefully get some sense of what i should do next? Ideas anyone.

    Look forward to hearing from some of you and i can also see there is so much here to read already.

    Bye for now Joanna.x

    [ http://www.gardencottageblog.ruqqa.com][/url]
     
  2. hoosier

    hoosier Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lucky you!
     
  3. tackyrama

    tackyrama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! What a cottage! It's picturebook gorgeous.

    Welcome to BYC. You will find lots of friendly people here with lots of good advice should you need any. I built a coop/barn this last summer and started with the chicken thing. We will have a mix of meat breeds and a few showy ones for the DW. So far everything is going very well even with temps well below freezing (-16f forcast for tonight). What is the weather like down there?
    Here is my BYC webpage(s)
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=14471-coop-layout
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2008
  4. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great cottage and welcome to BYC
     
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. geoaware

    geoaware Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC

    You will find a few Aussies and NZers in here - many who now live in other parts of the globe (i an an aussie who now lives in Colorado).

    Great farm by the way....you are super lucky!
     
  7. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008
    Cardiff
    Welcome again Joanne.

    Your cottage is fantastic, and I like your blog.

    Excellent

    Jena
     
  8. goobhen

    goobhen Chicks Rule

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    Joanna, I loved reading your blog and your picutures!! What a gorgeous place to live. I wish the best! Keep up your blog it's fantastic!! Welcome to BYC!
    Theresa [​IMG]
     
  9. goobhen

    goobhen Chicks Rule

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    To Tackyrama:
    You have a chicken palace, not a coop! I am going to force my husband to sit down here & take notes on your coop/barn. ( I think I will have to use duct-tape tho!) You did a fantastic job! I asked for him for a cow, pig or horse, he jumped at the chance for chickens....I am also going to get a pair of weeder geese, he just doesn't know it yet!!
     
  10. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
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    Nice place you have there! [​IMG]

    Look for eggs under bushes, inside or behind any type of hidden areas. Its easiest to catch them when they are roosting. Then perhaps you can pen them up for awhile till they learn to lay in their pen and get use to sleeping in there. Then you can free range them again, and they will go to bed by themselves in their pen.
     

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