Hello from Louisiana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jovy1097, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. jovy1097

    jovy1097 In the Brooder

    Nov 30, 2011
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I'm not new to chickens since we had them while I was growing up. I'm currently in the planning stage of building a coop and readying for chicks this spring.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    I don't have any right now, but want to get a dozen or so. This should be a good start for my family to get eggs. I'll probably just get some hatchery chicks to get our feet wet the first year or so.

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    None at this time. I'm really interested in some day getting into heritage chickens bred to the standard. Maybe my kids and I can get into showing and also help preserve some endangered breed. I like the large fowl, dual purpose breeds. My current interests are in Plymouth Rocks, RIR's, Wyandottes, Orpingtons, Austrolorps, Sussex's, Jersey Giants, Welsummers, and Buckeyes. I'd love suggestions for easy varieties of heritage birds to get started in. We live in hot, humid central Louisiana.

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    Just did a Google search and found the site.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Like playing Chess, Table Tennis, reading all sorts of books, woodworking, football, and baseball. I super enjoy gardening and landscaping in my yard. I have a special interest in growing roses.

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    Have a big German Shepherd, two healthy cats of the mutt variety, and three wonderful kids. Am happily married to the love of my life. I'm a happy member of a Reformed Baptist church and hope that my life is honoring to God. I'm a medic/safety tech in the oil industry.

  2. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Songster

    Apr 10, 2011
    California High Desert
    [​IMG] from Twentynine Palms in the California high desert! You'll find BYC folks are very friendly, knowledgeable and always eager to help! Enjoy!

    Warning: BYC can become seriously addicting!! [​IMG]
  3. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    [​IMG] from Ohio
  4. chickflick

    chickflick Crowing

    Mar 10, 2007
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  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    [​IMG] from NH. Enjoy your new hobby. You'll find everything you need to know here.
  6. greymane

    greymane Songster

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Very happy to have you aboard!

  7. [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
    Make sure you post photos of your new coop when its ready!

  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  10. Howdy from Austin, Texas.

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