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A big hello from New Orleans, LA!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GallantGallus, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. GallantGallus

    GallantGallus New Egg

    Feb 13, 2016
    New Orleans, LA

    I'm Neil, and currently own 10 chickens (two boys and eight girls) and one guinea, all of whom are the loves of my life. Here's just a few photos of a few of them.
    ( Left to right: Nugget, Eggnog, Noodle. )

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    Most of my birds were raised from when they were a few days old, but two of them were adopted from a chicken swap as adults! They've generally helped me out a whole lot emotionally, and Eggnog is currently a registered therapy chicken (who can legally be kept in the city)! My flock produces about a dozen eggs every three days (way too many!) but more importantly, they're all giant sweeties who love snuggles and whatever food I happen to be eating at the time.
    Our coop fluctuates between an outdoor homemade one and just the washroom of my house, depending on the weather, and they have full access to a huge yard and plenty of varying food.
    I am interested in taking in at least one more chicken before I settle down (to make an even dozen!) but so far I have the following in my flock:

    A Light Brahma rooster,
    An unknown gamecock rooster,
    A female guinea,
    A Black Sex-Link hen,
    A Buff Orpington hen,
    A Rhode Island Red hen,
    Two Ameraucana hens,
    A Black Frizzle Cochin bantam hen,
    An unknown tiny bantam hen,
    A blue silkie hen.

    I look forward to having a good time on BYC and answering as many questions as I'll probably ask, haha!
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hi Neil, very nice to meet you [​IMG]. Welcome to Backyard chickens. Would love to see more examples of your flock.
  3. doc637

    doc637 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 20, 2016
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. You have some beautiful birds. Thanks for posting the pics. :eek:) If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  5. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Hello Neil!
    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Great looking birds!
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Neil and welcome to BYC - thanks for the photos - great looking birds. My advice is that seeing as you have quite list of possible breeds is to get one of all of them! [​IMG]

    All the best
  7. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Feb 23, 2010
    Hey Neil...can you tell us more about the Therapy Chicken?
    Sounds quite interesting..
  8. GallantGallus

    GallantGallus New Egg

    Feb 13, 2016
    New Orleans, LA

    Should I start a new/different thread for it, or just say it all here?
  9. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Feb 23, 2010
    Hadn't thought about that.

    Over in "Pictures and Stories of my Chicken" sounds like a
    fair choice. I usually hang out in Random, but I can look for
    anything you post and find it.

    It just sounds interesting to read about.

    I'm sure that many people here would like to hear your story.

  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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