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11 years 9 months ago #24655 by Jenna
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Hey All, great to finally be joining the forum rather than the lurking I've been doing for ages!

My fiancee Dale and I are living in Christchurch City, but our long term plan is to have a lifestyle block out of town somewhere local-ish.

We have a few chooks in the back yard to get us started lol, also to learn a few things early, before we have to deal with larger numbers. So far we're noob enough to have them named ;)

We are both really looking forward to having a LSB, and though it may be a long way away we're looking forward to discussing it with other people - kinda making it more than a pipe-dream

Jenna

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11 years 9 months ago #347757 by igor
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Welcome aboard, Jenna and Dale.
Plenty of people name their animals. I grew up on a commercial dairy farm and every one of the 120+ cows was named. We had some pretty unusual names though.
You might find that a country place with a bit of land costs no more than a house in the city if you are not too fussy about the house. There are still cheapies to be had in the deep south for example. Of course cheap is a relative term and if you are renting it can be pretty hard to save a decent deposit.

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11 years 9 months ago #347790 by Andrea1
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Welcome to the forum!

I've been at this off and on for much of my life, and I still name lots of critters! Approaching 80 goats, and every one of them has a name. My daughter (14) keeps lists of potential name for all her chooks, and they're numbering close to 100 at their peak. She manages to keep them all straight, but I only ever learn a few of their names.

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11 years 9 months ago #347921 by igor
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How does she tell the chooks apart Andrea? Our few remaining original ones look almost identical. The mongrel crossbred ones are a bit easier.

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11 years 9 months ago #347950 by Stu_R
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I guess its the same as my sheepies .. when you know them, they all look different in their own way ... lol no one else can tell them apart when they in the paddock but i can :)
LOL and some of mine have a much better understanding of Swear words than others do lol

:) welcome to the LSB family Jenna :)

5 retired Greyhounds ( Bridgette , Lilly, GoGo,Sam and now Lenny) 15 friendly sheep all of whom are named and come when you call them :) , 2 goats, Mollie and Eee Bee :
Olive trees , .. old bugger doing the best he can with no money or land :)

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11 years 9 months ago #347969 by igor
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I can tell my sheep apart Stu. They have more personality than chooks.

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11 years 9 months ago #347973 by sod
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Hi and welcome we too name all our cows, white woolly ground lice just get called "BAD" names :D. We bought our place cheap at the time but had to move across the country and buy in what was an unwanted area which is now in town :(:( yuck So all the best just keep dreaming and look every where and anywhere around. :)

Having time is a measure of enthusiasm:rolleyes:

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11 years 9 months ago #347991 by Andrea1
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igor, having raised chooks from the age of 8 myself, when you spend a lot of time with your chooks, you see more than the average onlooker, and it's not so hard telling them apart. My daughter has definite favourites, and not all of them get names, mind you, for a while there we had way too many pet males, so she wasn't allowed to get attached to the ones we knew were were going to eat. But she still looks after them well, knowing that they will, at some stage, be dinner.

The Toggs - I can tell them all apart, as can my daughter, but DH has a hard time with 'all the brown goats'. :D :D (I can even tell them apart just by their voices - none of them sound alike!)

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