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  • Joined Sep 2008
Hello from Sunny France
« on: September 25, 2008, 01:09:02 pm »
Newbie here!
I'm Jackie and I live in France, Limousin.
We are sort of living off the land at the moment, whilst we build our house.
Living in an extended mobile home with....

We have 3 turkeys,14 rabbits,104 chickens various ages, 1 pig or should say 1/2 a pig as we brought it with friends.
2 dogs, 2 cats, 1 Appaloosa 2.5yrs, 2 teenagers! 1 Hubby
Think that's enough!

We are thinking of getting a couple of sheep to bring on for the freezer with some friends.
We have just rented some land up the road from us with water and shelters. It was used for sheep before.

Any advice would be greatfully recieved.

Many Thanks

« Last Edit: September 25, 2008, 01:15:16 pm by woodley »


  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Hello from Sunny France
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2008, 08:01:08 pm »
Hi and welcome. Sounds like a real menagerie - specially the teens and the hubby!


  • Joined Oct 2008
  • Normandy, France
Re: Hello from Sunny France
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2008, 03:42:59 pm »
Welcome for us in Normandy - sunny and warm as well actually - hope it stays!

You have come to the right place for help and advice here.

Looking forward to reading more about you.

What pigs have you got by the way?

Kate  :pig:
Bonjour et avoir un bon jour !

Francis Bacon

  • Joined Jan 2008
  • Belabre, France
Re: Hello from Sunny France
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2008, 07:04:25 pm »
Hi Jackie,

Sounds like fun  ;D We are in the Indre region (36) on the border of 86 & 87.  We too live in a mobile home while we work on our house & facing another winter in it  ::) Never mind will make it all the sweeter when we finally move in  8)
Take Care
I Love mornings - I just wish they came later in the day!


  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: Hello from Sunny France
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2008, 02:25:03 pm »
Hi welcome from me in wet and warm Brittany


  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: Hello from Sunny France
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2008, 10:35:51 am »
Bonjour from a very wet and windy Brittany.



  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: Hello from Sunny France
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2008, 06:21:38 pm »
hiya from fws


  • Joined Jul 2008
  • GMT -5
  • Callender Farms
    • Callender Farms, New Hampshire
Re: Hello from Sunny France
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2008, 07:20:11 pm »
hello hello hello from the States.  :pig: :chook:
"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals."  -Winston Churchill-


  • Joined Aug 2008
  • Vienne, Poitou-Charente, France
  • Vienne, France previously all over the Middle East
    • Les Froggitts
Re: Hello from Sunny France
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2008, 11:31:49 am »
Hi there everyone.

Fellow 'newbie' here as well, been here in the Vienne since February and slowly building up our menagerie (aka future food supplies  ;D)

We've gotten ourselves so far...

Three dogs (came with us)
Three rabbits
Two turkeys
One goat (not for eating)
Umpteen chickens, constantly increasing with the incubator and the one that went 'broody'
And the latest addition is the six ducks.

Whilst the chicken numbers do vary, we've normally got between 18 and 24 at any time.


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