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vallan

  • Joined May 2008
INTRODUCTION
« on: May 28, 2008, 12:09:55 pm »
Hi,
 I am about to get my first 3 or 4 hens ,having finally got the henhouse and run set up. I am thinking of getting the new hybrid,"highlines" ,since my main reason for getting hens is as part of my shift to a more self-sufficient life-style. I already try to grow most of my own veg.and fruit,on a small back garden and 1/2 an allotment in the north of Scotland .I thought it would be good to share experiences as I go along, so if anyone  knows anything about Highlines, let me know!

CHICKEN GEORGE

  • Joined May 2008
  • west yorkshire
Re: INTRODUCTION
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2008, 07:43:36 pm »
Hello, Vallan and welcome to TAS. Sorry i don't know much Hylines but it dosen't matter what breed of hen  you aquire you will have lot's of fun good luck.

Regards
chicken george

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: INTRODUCTION
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2008, 09:00:47 pm »
Hi, and welcome.

I'd second what chickengeorge says - get something you like. Don't know about the hiline hybrids - Black Rocks area a good starter and are bred for outdoors. Personally, I like a mix of hens rather than all the same.

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: INTRODUCTION
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2008, 07:17:33 am »
Hi welcome, I started with black rocks some years ago.  Since joining this site I have become quite an enthusiast for traditional breeds. Although the egg to hen ratio is lower.

carole

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: INTRODUCTION
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2008, 07:07:38 pm »
Hi and welcome, good luck in your choice of chicken

Carole

Jayhawk

  • Joined Apr 2008
  • Duns
Re: INTRODUCTION
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2008, 08:58:29 pm »
Hi, the first 2 we got were highlines. Came from a commercial unit. Not a great success :o One prolapsed, but got sorted. Then became an egg-eater >:( It's now a "late" hen ;) Got some Blackrocks and a couple of Isa Browns since then. Doing fine. My first thought was all out egg production, but you soon realise you're getting plenty eggs for the family.
Enjoy them that's the main thing
Johnny
Old age is a privilege denied to too many

pigsatlesrues

  • Joined Oct 2008
  • Normandy, France
Re: INTRODUCTION
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2008, 11:06:37 am »
Welcome from us to!

Kate  :pig: :chook:
Bonjour et avoir un bon jour !

bungalow Bill

  • Joined Dec 2015
  • Llanynghenedl, Anglesey
Re: INTRODUCTION
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2016, 04:47:23 am »
  :wave:
Welcome aboard Vallan.  I think its going to be nice here
From a fellow newbee
Bungalow Bill
Bungalow Bill

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: INTRODUCTION
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2016, 01:52:36 pm »
Hello and welcome to the forum Vallan. I have an odd assortment of 5 hens and love them. I am sure you will love whatever you get too.
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: INTRODUCTION
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2016, 01:56:34 pm »
Hello and welcome to the forum Vallan. I have an odd assortment of 5 hens and love them. I am sure you will love whatever you get too.

OP is from 2008  :)

 

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