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sorrel

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« on: January 20, 2007, 22:05 »
OOOH feeling very moral, went to see lady today who had Bovans Goldline chickens - told me they would go to Battery or barn commercial farm.....  Well , just couldnt resist and came home with sweetie and honey my two new girlies ... rescued them before!!!!!!!

 :D  :D  :D

Just wish i had room for the other 50  :cry:
Starting from scratch............

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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2007, 22:47 »
Did you get charged for them?   Nice birds.

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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2007, 11:19 »
Having watched a TV thing on how they breed for batteries, I wonder if there was some sales patter economy with the truth :)

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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2007, 10:46 »
Yes - i did pay for them (Expensive too)   £12 per bird.   The lady is an agent who had taken a large delivery and they are for the commercial trade..  I knew this in advance as I had been phoning around the country trying to get a couple of these birds - so i was aware of the situation before I arrived (not prepared for the tugging of my heart strings when i actually saw hundreds of them tho'

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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2007, 11:01 »
what a rip off .... sorry but it is , she probably payed £3 a bird if that, but as johns says , enjoy them :D
still alive /............

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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2007, 21:04 »
Thanks, Sorrell.  Just makes you wonder how much the farmers would pay for them from her??  Still, at least they will have a better life than being stuffed in a cage or an overcrowded barn!

Happy times with the egg output.

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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2007, 16:12 »
Well done. Forget about the money. You don't expect people involved in the vile battery industry to be straight anyway. I don't like to sound sentimental but I get angry when hunters and anglers are called cruel when many of the most inhumane practices are found in intensive farming and food production.

I hope you enjoy your new birds as much as they enjoy their new life.

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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2007, 16:24 »
Forgive me for my lack of knowledge, but were they for egg laying or meat?  I've never heard of battery farms having Bovan goldlines for egg laying, usually just the hybrids, Warrens etc.  Or Cobbs if its for meat production.

Does seem a lot of money though.  Our friends who have a free range egg farm only pay a couple of quid, but like I said, they are for hybrids.

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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2007, 16:36 »
Hi grannie

bovans goldlines are hybrids (egg laying machines basically)  - I know i paid over the odds......but oh well



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