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Thread Starter 

I'm new to owning chickens.  I have my coop built and also have some land fenced off for them.  I mainly want them for egg production and for the kids to play with.  I plan on getting a half dozen to start off with. 

What breeds do ya'll recommend for South Louisiana?  I'm considering the Rhode Island Reds, but have had Leghorns and Plymouth Rocks recommended as well.  Any input would be appreciated.

post #2 of 4

welcome-byc

I live in South Louisiana and my top breeds are Rhode Island Reds, Black Australops, Buff Orpingtons and Barred Rocks.

What city do you live in?  How big is your chicken coop?

NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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Prairieville.  I built a 8X3X2' hen house and I've got a 20X20' yard fenced for them.  I have a pasture too that I will let them free range in when I'm home and outside.

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Check out this link and it may help you with your decision.

http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html

NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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