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Hello from France

Postby NicolsT » Mon May 15, 2017 7:42 am

Hi, I'm NicolsT and I'm a PP refugee! Thank you for allowing me to join this forum. We live half and half in France and the Welsh Marches. Have just rehomed all my chooks in the UK, and will be starting again in the Lot-et-Garonne later this year. I've been a chicken keeper for thirteen years.
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Re: Hello from France

Postby Marigold » Mon May 15, 2017 10:40 am

Hi NicholsT, glad you made the journey across from Practical Poultry forum to Poultrykeeper safely! We have several members who keep poultry in France and I expect Chrismahon will be interested in taking to you about your plans. I'm shamefully ignorant about geography - which part of France is Lot-et-Garonne?
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Re: Hello from France

Postby Margaid » Mon May 15, 2017 11:23 am

Glad you've joined us NicholsT.

I'm Welsummers on PPF
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Re: Hello from France

Postby Minorcafan » Mon May 15, 2017 1:12 pm

Hi

I am in the North of Scotland and enjoying the first rain (drizzle) for quite a few weeks. Very unusual :D
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Re: Hello from France

Postby NicolsT » Mon May 15, 2017 2:11 pm

Lot-et-Garonne is south-ish. Not far from Bergerac and Bordeaux. Wine and prune country. We're just on the borders of the Gironde and Dordogne.
Hot today. Should be gardening, but I'm playing on the internet instead!
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Re: Hello from France

Postby MrsBiscuit » Mon May 15, 2017 3:15 pm

Welcome :D I am another person who lives between 2 countries, Portugal and the U.K. But I have lived in France as well, in the Tarn, and we have regular visits to Normandy to see family. I do envy you, prunes, wine and duck :D
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Re: Hello from France

Postby chrismahon » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:17 pm

Rather late I know but welcome to the forum NicolsT. When you posted this we were just about to sign the Acte de Vente for our new home in Mirande, Gers and we were frantically loading the van and trailer for the first of 16 trips to move the household, gardening and chicken stuff. The chickens were the last 10 loads as we shipped the coops assembled to save some time. Anyway Marigold, Lot-et-Garonne is the 'County' directly above us. I know it quite well as we passed through it repeatedly to move from the Dordogne to the Gers four years ago. There is someone on the Omlet forum living in L-et-G as well.

The only reason I found this post now is the weather is awful so we are stuck inside and I tried to access the Practical Poultry forum only to discover it doesn't exist! But the Google search bought this post up at the top of the list so that's why I have now read it.

Yesterday evening we had a count-up of the survivors from the original 28 we exported over 5 years ago. We still have 10 which are the original 3 TNN hens bought specially to export, plus 6 Wyandotte hens and a Buff Orpington cock that we hatched 8 years ago. We have bred over here from our original stock and have 10 survivors (4 TNN's, 5 Leghorn bantams and an accidental Orpington x Wyandotte cock called Chester) plus 6 we have bought in France, so a total of 26 in 9 coops.
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