Newbie from the Channel Islands

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Fuffy, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Fuffy

    Fuffy Songster

    Sep 3, 2009
    Jersey, GB
    Hello [​IMG]
    My name is Fuffy and I live in Jersey in the Channel Islands, UK.
    I have been a proud chicken mom for a little less than a week now, and am having a great time.
    It all came about because one of my labradors kept excaping. So I had some dog proof fencing put up, but in order to cut the cost, I ended up with a 'wasted' patch. Couldn't get the mower in and am not a gardener at the best of times...So i thought I should get some help. I got strimming and found a reputable supplier and here I am.

    I have 2 Light Sussex - Not quite point of lay, Isadora and Angelina, collectively called the ballerinas. Then there is Marjorie Maran, a lovely cukoo who gets picked on by the ballerinas. Big Bertha is a Legbar cross - Not the prettiest or the brightest, but a beautiful black. And last but not least is Hermione the Silkie cross. I still have room for one more bird, but haven't decided what yet, so I think I will wait and see what turns up.

    The chicken run is about 6m wide and 15m long, and I have another bit which I will add on same width but maybe 8m long. It has grass and what was once a flower bed, so earth with some shrubs and trees. I really think this is enough room for the girls to be 'free range'.

    Apart from my chooks I also have 3 labradors, 2 of which are rescues, a cat, 1 1/2 horses ( the 1/2 is a miniature shetland).
    Oh and I better not forget the teenaged daughter who lives and works in London!

    So there you are, that is me in a nutshell [​IMG]

  2. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008

    NGT ANGL Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    Locust Grove, VA
    [​IMG] from Virginia!
  4. Luvin Life

    Luvin Life Songster

    Apr 21, 2009
    Brownsburg, Indiana
    [​IMG] from IN

  5. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Welcome to BYC Fuffy, and to the happy world of chicken-keeping! I read lots of books by Gerald Durrell that take place in the Channel Islands!
  6. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
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  7. redtailross

    redtailross Songster

    May 18, 2009
    Salcha, Alaska
    Hello Hello...
    Chickens are Top!

    Never been to Jersey, but would love to visit someday, Im from Coventry UK orginally but have lived in Alaska for the last 2 years... would come right back home if I could leave my 10 acres of peace and quite lol...

    need any help let me know


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  9. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Songster

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] from Wisconsin

  10. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress 9 Years

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us!

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