Homesteading in Libya

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Oldmomma, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Oldmomma

    Oldmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably posted in wrong place but I found this spot. I moved to Libya in 2012 and we r in process of buying a home with land so we can finally have a small farm of food supply. Animals as well as crops. Chicken here is around 4$ a pound so growing my own will be better and healthier. Although processed chickens r here electricity isnt always and you never know if that frozen meat or fresh chicken is up to health standards much of us are use to. Also care and feeding of many animals is well lets say out of date. Lack of knowledge is best word as some people do care. We want to show family better ways to care and raise food supplies. I found this page few days ago and im going to be visiting when I can as internet is a luxury as well. Turkeys r my favorite and are limited here but I hope to have one on my table by this time next year. Suggestions welcome. I can build but wood is scarce here, not to many predators but I do want penned hens. I cant afford to keep buying cause a hen ran off. Hope this site will help me set up a nice supply of food for our table.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you have joined us. I think many of your questions can be answered by going to the Learning Center tab(above).

    Also the coop section would be good. Many people make their coops of any thrown out materials they can find. Sometimes stores will throw out packing crates for large appliances and this can make a chicken coop. Also after a building project is finished, there are a lot of pieces of wood, or wire left behind.

    If your winter climate is not very cold, the chickens may be able to survive with mainly a fence wire coop/run. I'm afraid I don't know enough about nutrition to help you decide what to feed them. I am sure smarter people will be answering you shortly. We have members from all over the world. Hopefully someone from you area will speak up.
     
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  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC and enjoy all your poultry adventures!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
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    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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