Sheffield, UK

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Helen_Jayne, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. Helen_Jayne

    Helen_Jayne Chirping

    Jun 7, 2018
    Sheffield, UK
    Hi everyone,
    This is a great resource. I'm in Sheffield, northern England and I have 3 silkies, all still about 5 weeks now. Unfortunately one of them (Alex) recently came down with wry neck but is making a good recovery (I'll probably share more on that soon).
    I had chickens when I was a kid, I grew up in the countryside then in Cornwall and it was a great part of my childhood. I had a cockerel called Cocky Locky Tutu Bird of Birds and a lot of hens without names - they were all crossbreed bantams of various sorts.
    Now I've got a stepson who is a city kid and I realised had no real concept of the reality of the meat which he loves to eat, I decided to educate him by getting some chickens. My other reason is I'm vegetarian and try to minimise the amount of animal products I eat so getting my own eggs from happy chickens would mean I can enjoy eating eggs. I don't feel great about eating shop bought, so called 'free-range' eggs, knowing what I know about farming and chickens.
    I'm currently building a coop for them as an extension to our unused outside toilet block and once its done and the chickens are all settled in I plan to get more chickens - this time probably crossbreed birds. I'd really like to take on a couple of ex-battery birds if space allows. At the moment the two healthy chickens are living in the house with us and the dogs most of the time which is a bit mad. The dogs tolerate them but I don't leave them alone together. They like to roost on the back of the sofa in the evenings and wander about downstairs in the day (lucky we have hard floors). The other one is in a box in the bedroom cuddled up to a teddy.
    Anyway, this is 'hello', I'd love to hear from anyone near Sheffield or in the north of England particularly. Thanks for reading my post. xx
  2. Col1948

    Col1948 Songster

    Sep 9, 2018
    Manchester UK
    Welcome Helen, I'm in Manchester UK, I'm fairly new on here and not long had chickens.
    The gang on here are great, very friendly and never be afraid to ask any questions if need be.
    They have helped me lots of times, I only have 5 hens, made a coop out of a shed, mine free range in my back garden.
    Only got one still laying at the moment as the days are getting shorter, I think it will be spring before they get in the full flow.

  3. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Addict

    Aug 20, 2015
    Smith County, TN
    Hi Helen and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
  4. townchicks

    townchicks Free Ranging

    Dec 1, 2016
    Contra Costa county, Ca.
    Hi and welcome to the flock.
  5. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

    Jul 29, 2017
  6. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
  7. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Hello and welcome to our FUNomenal community! :frow
    Bear hugs to you! Have FUN!
  8. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

    Feb 28, 2017
    Florida Peninsula
    My Coop
  9. Shadrach

    Shadrach Roosterist

    Jul 31, 2018
    Catalonia, Spain
    My Coop
    Hello Helen_Jayne.
    Welcome to BYC.
    I would love to see a picture of a chicken cuddled up to a teddy bear.
    Hard floors are great. Mops and tissue.:p
  10. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

    Mar 21, 2016
    Maricopa, AZ. (near Phoenix)
    Hello, and welcome to BYC! Your silkies sound amusing. Having your own eggs is always a good thing.

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