I'm so happy I found this forum.
Many years ago I was raising lots of birds - bantams, chukars, button quail, pea fowl, Eastern turkeys and Lady Amherst pheasants. But then we moved to New Mexico, and the new place did not have an aviary, or much of anything, actually. It was basically a piece of ground with a barbed wire fence around it... so many years later now, I finally have a coop finished just today and ready for chickens again! I'm quite excited although frankly it will probably be a while before I have any birds - it's winter after all, chicks aren't really hatching yet, and so on.
But when I start looking for birds, I'll be looking for Faverolles. I don't know if there is anyone in my state who has them, but I'll sure take a look and see if there is anyone.
I also raise dairy goats (purebred registered Nubians) and make cheese. I figure chickens will like the whey! :) I've got miniature horses, which I hook to a cart and drive. And, I'm a horsehair braider. Crazy, I know, but that's what I do for a living - people send me hair from their horse, and I make stuff out of it for them. It's a tedious job, so I'm really looking forward to having chickens again for some relaxation. It's very nice to go out and "talk" to your birds. Oh yes and I do watercolor paintings and decided to use a tiny one I did for an avatar.
Really looking forward to getting to know people on the site and making new bird friends. Thanks for reading my post! And happy trails to you. :)