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Do you know any Chicken or other Poultry Breeders

PostPosted: 12 Sep 2012, 23:32
by Richard
Hi everyone,

You may recall me mentioning that due to various business changes it is no longer possible to share the Poultry Suppliers List with allotment.or.uk (I emphasize no problems, John and myself are the biggest of buddies!!).

The long and short of it is that Down the Lane doesn't have them any more.

I am at present emailing about 400 Breeders through the UK offering them free listing in new pages I've just set up.

Obviously these pages aren't going to appear overnight, but the sooner I can get as many Counties covered the more it's worthwhile Visitors to DTL finding the information they need.

Should you know of any Breeders in your area, please let them know. There's no catch, it's completely free of charge and it gives them good advertising on a busy Website.

This is the link to see how it's going... http://www.downthelane.net/chicken-breeders-uk/index.php

This is the link to give any Breeders.. http://www.downthelane.net/chicken-breeders-uk/breeders-information.php

On the first link above you will see I'm putting some of the 'What Chickens Mean to Me' posts, so if anyone hasn't posted in there yet, please do so - it will be used :-D !!

Very many thanks, Richard

Re: Do you know any Chicken or other Poultry Breeders

PostPosted: 13 Sep 2012, 15:08
by Annie
Crikey Richard did your enter button get stuck this thread has come up 3 times - talk about repeating yourself I SAY repeating yourself {hug}

Re: Do you know any Chicken or other Poultry Breeders

PostPosted: 14 Sep 2012, 08:59
by Richard
hehe, no done purposely Annie. Lot's of people don't venture down to Members Chat, visitors can't at all, so trying to get as many see it as poss.

Richard :-D

Re: Do you know any Chicken or other Poultry Breeders

PostPosted: 14 Sep 2012, 09:49
by Benny&Co
I'll send your links to the place where we got our Hilda and Elsie from Richard )t'

These are them, just to let you know :-D

http://thornespoultrycentre.co.uk/

Re: Do you know any Chicken or other Poultry Breeders

PostPosted: 14 Sep 2012, 14:07
by Richard
Thank you Benny, just the ticket )t' )t'

It'a a job scrolling through archived stuff and yell.com, takes an eternity!

Richard

Re: Do you know any Chicken or other Poultry Breeders

PostPosted: 14 Sep 2012, 17:36
by Richard
Hi,

They're coming along. I added another three Counties so far today making 15 in total, all have at least one Breeder in them.

You can of course tell me of a Breeder and I can search it up myself, no problems.

Thanks, Richard

Re: Do you know any Chicken or other Poultry Breeders

PostPosted: 14 Sep 2012, 17:49
by saint-spoon
my contribution
Longdown farm

Re: Do you know any Chicken or other Poultry Breeders

PostPosted: 14 Sep 2012, 17:50
by MissEllie
Hi Richard, this is where we got our first 2 girls. George (the owner) was fantastic and would highly recommend it to anyone )t'
http://www.eastlothianlivery.com/poultry.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Do you know any Chicken or other Poultry Breeders

PostPosted: 15 Sep 2012, 10:51
by Richard
Thanks, I will email them later today, having a break from it this morning, been a bit full on!

Up to 18 Counties with at least one entry in now.

Richard

Re: Do you know any Chicken or other Poultry Breeders

PostPosted: 15 Sep 2012, 11:25
by Mad Chick
Hi Richard

We got our Orpies from this place in Berkshire...
http://www.keiths-orps.co.uk/
I can't recommend him highly enough - it was like a little bit of heaven there!

Another place that's good in Buckinghamshire is...
http://www.croftersfarm.co.uk/index.htm

My usual place for hens and feed in Berkshire...
http://www.widgits.co.uk/index.html
I'll be popping in to see them next week to pick up some more feed so I'll give them your link )t'

Re: Do you know any Chicken or other Poultry Breeders

PostPosted: 15 Sep 2012, 11:53
by sazchops
Hi Richard
When you get to Lancashire, I got my girls from
http://www.happychicks.co.uk
)t'
Also http://www.peartreepoultry.co.uk

Both very good places and Pear tree offer a hen hotel.

Re: Do you know any Chicken or other Poultry Breeders

PostPosted: 15 Sep 2012, 20:51
by Mrs B
This is where I buy my girls from, Burton On Trent .

http://www.sunnysidepoultry.co.uk/for_sale.htm

Re: Do you know any Chicken or other Poultry Breeders

PostPosted: 16 Sep 2012, 18:32
by Richard
Hi,

Thanks, I have emailed to all your suggested Breeders.

I think I've now probably sent out 300 plus!!

There is a worrying side; many of the websites I go on are now closed down and about one in ten of the emails come back not delivered, guss the weather slowed down the Poultry trade, certainly slowed down the Lane!

Now up to 21 Counties with at least one entry.

Richard )t'

Re: Do you know any Chicken or other Poultry Breeders

PostPosted: 17 Sep 2012, 21:10
by silverback

Re: Do you know any Chicken or other Poultry Breeders

PostPosted: 17 Sep 2012, 22:08
by Richard
Hi,

Thanks.

Up to 23 Counties with at least one entry.

Sent another 70 odd emails off earlier. It's surprising how many return Delivery Status Notification though.

Seems there's a lot of Breeders packing it in.

Pity.

Richard