Getting started in Southeast Louisiana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bob Kiefer, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. Bob Kiefer

    Bob Kiefer Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 1, 2015
    Slidell, LA
    I am planning to acquire 3 young hens to start my backyard chicken hobby.Much of the year, we live in warm/hot humid conditions here in southeast Louisiana. I would like some recommendations on the breeds of hens that I should purchase. Any advice would be most welcome, especially if you know of any breeders in the this region. Of the 3 hens, I would like at least one interesting one just to appreciate for its looks other than its egg laying ability. Thanks!

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    Last edited: Oct 2, 2015
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm sure your going to enjoy your new chicken adventures very much. Keeping hens really is a fantastic hobby. Lots if fun and very rewarding too. You might like to ask in your state thread what other keepers in your area have. That way you will know what breeds suit your area. You can find state threads in the where am I where are you section of the forum. Here is the link ~

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your new hens in the future.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
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  3. steven29128

    steven29128 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2015
    South Carolina USA
    Welcome to Back Yard Chickens ! [​IMG]
    Rhode Island Reds are good Layers and will do well there.
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. The following are all excellent layers and will handle the heat and humidity well in your area: Black Sex Links (Black Stars), Red Sex Links (Red Stars), Leghorns (all color varieties but Whites are the best layers), and Australorps. Some unusual looking breeds that handle heat well include Spitzhaubens, Black Faced White Spanish, Blue Andalusians, Egyptian Fayoumis, Golden Campines, and Lakenvelders. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at There is loads of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Whatever breeds you decide to get, good luck with your flock.
  5. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined us at BYC. I think the Spitzhaubens Michael mentioned would be the most attractive to look at.
  7. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome! [​IMG] There is a wonderful BREED icon at the top of the page. Reviews and descriptions of each A-Z breed. If you'll scroll down and look on the left hand side, you can click on desired traits to narrow your search. Here is the link
    For coop construction, ventilation will be key. I suggest you click the coops icon and find your neighbors in the link Yorkshire provided. They can offer local husbandry advice and assist you with finding good stock. Best of luck to you!
  8. Bob Kiefer

    Bob Kiefer Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 1, 2015
    Slidell, LA
    Thank you very much! I was considering white leghorns and Rhode Island Reds.
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    You're welcome.
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

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