Newby from rural France

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lescostes, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. lescostes

    lescostes Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 7, 2008
    Hi - my name is Alisa and I'm from Los Angeles, husband and I moved to rural france (the Aveyron region, just north west of Toulouse) in October and we will be here until September. We took a sabbatical from our business. Our friend just gave us 2 hens (naked necks - Rhoda and Fanny) and a cock named's only been 6 days with them. We have an old shed by our house that I converted to their coop and I'm slowly figuring out (with much help) how to raise them, feed them, love them, etc..The hens are not at laying age now, was told they were close (there was a word for it, but it was in french). So glad this forum is here. It's an exciting adventure as I have always wanted chickens!
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2008
  2. Trollkiller

    Trollkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2008
    Lake Como, Fl. 32157
  3. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    Hi Alisa, welcome to BackyardChickens! How exciting to be spending a year abroad.

    Have the combs on your naked neck pullets turned bright red yet? That is a sign they are getting close to point of lay.

  4. hoosier

    hoosier Chillin' With My Peeps

  5. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 10, 2007
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  6. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Oh, les poulets francais! Sounds like a lovely setup. We would dearly love to see pics - I have to admit I don't know anything about that part of France, so I'd personally love to see pics of landscape, house, outbuildings, whatever . . .

    and, boy o boy are there chickens in L.A. these days! You'll go home an expert - I'm visiting my sister in L.A. in a month or so and I hope to help her get ready for a few backyard birds. . .

    a bientot!
  7. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    [​IMG] France, how exciting!!!!
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    You see Paris,

    You see France...

    I forget the rest of it.

    Welcome to BYC.[​IMG]

    And good luck with your naked necks.
  9. bluie

    bluie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2007
    Quote:I see London,
    I see France,
    I see so and so's underpants.
  10. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008

    I am not too far away anyway, I am in the UK.

    Enjoy the journey and your sabatical. :)

    I am also new to chickens but I am already hooked.


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