Hi from SW of France

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by permaguy, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. permaguy

    permaguy New Egg

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    Hi !

    i'm new member here,

    i'm a beginner flockster, having 3 hens since this summer,

    i live in south west of France (USDA zone hardiness 8), and i plan to have a bigger flock (maybe 15-20 dual purpose breed chickens), some ducks (for slug control, and maybe some natural foie gras), maybe some geese for predator protection and pasture management,

    i've got 2 acres of very steeped land, oriented East / south-east, with a well,

    i want to manage my flock the natural / permaculture way,

    so i'm going to plant a food/fodder forest for my family and the poultry, to feed to flock, protect them from terrestrial and aerial predators. I want to construct a fox proof coop with does not need a twice daily trip to it,

    i'll got plenty of weird questions to ask, as i'm experimenting little explored paths of poultry husbandary, and as i'm a totally noob in flock management !

    Thanks

    permaguy
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Permaguy!

    WELCOME TO BYC!

    So glad you've found us.

    I'll admit, I'm jealous. I wish I lived on a farm... even if it were in the SW of France!

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    Howdy from Austin, Texas.
     
  6. b.hromada

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    Hello Permaguy! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you join us!
     
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  8. peeper keeper

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    Hi from NJ I'm new too! Good luck with your plans. [​IMG]
     
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