4Hers need chicken help in Louisiana

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by TATERsmom, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. TATERsmom

    TATERsmom Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 6, 2009
    South Louisiana
    I am from Louisiana.I have 2 daughters that have entered into the Poultry Project to show broilers. Our babies will be here this Thursday 1/8/09.we are boing to build a chicken coop today but I am going to keep them in our game room (concrete floor) for the first few weeks. I know nothing about chickens. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
  2. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    [​IMG] Welcome, and there is so much to learn but don't worry..you've come to the right place at BYC forum. The best place to begin is at the BYC homepage. If you look there then you will see that there is a link called "Raising Chickens 101." Begin there and continue on to the link titled "Learning Center." When strange things happen, that this does not cover I next look in the blue bar and there is a search button. Lordy, I wear it out. You can post, post, and soon you will be meeting many friends, and yes, even in your area. We will help so don't worry, enjoy the chicks and the best, best advice....get a lawn chair. And don't forget...this bunch loves pics!

    Oh, and you will get addicted....don't try to fight it, give in. [​IMG]
  3. Chicken Salad

    Chicken Salad Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 6, 2008
    Frederick, Maryland
    I work in Extension and so I found these online videos from LSU:

    Handling Poultry:

    Broiler Showmanship

    Poultry Exhibition Showmanship

    Broiler Project Guidelines

    This is pretty interesting...Fast Chicks Gain More Weight

    I judged recordbooks for the last 2 years' broiler projects...keep really good records on rate of gain and feed costs. FEED your broilers enough. They should make weight in 7 weeks. I've had kid after kid show up who didn't feed their birds adequately and so the birds were smallish and didn't have a good breast size.
  4. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Branch, La
    Hey, TATERSmom. Welcome! Where in Louisiana are you, if you don't mind me asking?

  5. TATERsmom

    TATERsmom Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 6, 2009
    South Louisiana
    :)Hello!Thank you for your replies.I am in Harrisonburg,La. Those online videos were great.I will be sure to spread the word tomarrow when we go pick up our new babies. Cant wait to tell everyone about the BYC. We are very excited.

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