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« on: September 02, 2006, 07:32 »
hi i and thinking about getting about ten chickens i my back yard , i have a area where we are taking down a large green house and will have to build a pen for them as we live in the country side and to many foxes around for them to be free range . also a lot of wild cats around ,i was wondering what would b ethe best type of hens up here in humberside area   :?: and also where to get them from  your big green bloke
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2006, 08:46 »
Hi, first don't take the green house down, just remove the glass, you can then cover this in Chicken wire and a roof of some kind and you have a walk in run for your hens, all you need then is a house inside this. (not my idea visited a farm a few weeks back and the old boy had several broody coop like this).

We are actually not to far from you, as we are in West Yorkshire.

We have 5 Bantams and 5 Ducks at the moment but intend to increase this in the near future. We are fairly new to poultry keeping ourselves having only had the Bantams for 3 months.

As for where to get them if you get hold of a copy of Practical Poultry there are plenty of breeders in there, if not have a look at your local papers for adverts or pay a visti to Selby Livestock Auction (Alternate Saturdays, there was one last week, so the next isnot this saturday, but the week after).

Hope this helps.
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2006, 15:51 »
Caroline,

thanks for mentioning the Selby auctions. Im only down the road from selby in Hambleton, but didnt know when the auctions were on.

Im also not sure where the auction house is, do you have the location?



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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2006, 08:22 »
Heres their website

Selby Auction Mart

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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2006, 08:24 »
Thanks caroline,

Blimey, been past it a dozen times, its next door to the pet food store and bed shop! I thought it was a general auctioneers.


Thanks again


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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2006, 12:01 »
Thats it next to the carpet place just off the new road. You can't miss it on auction day, hundreds of Landrovers, its worth going just for a laugh, some of the things for sale in the Misc section are amazing, used plastic bags, buckets and boxes full of shed contents, half used bottles of paintstripper, tins of old paint.

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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2006, 12:06 »
Great Stuff!

I love rummaging in boxes, find all sorts of fantastic things in boxes of junk!


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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2006, 14:34 »
In that case Zak, wanna come and sort out my garage???? lol



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