- Sep 10, 2011
My name is Dale Anne and I live in south Louisiana with my husband and 6 children. My third child put a stop on my horses and barrel racing. I figured showing rabbits would be more family oriented and cheaper. 400 plus bunnies later that I traveled from Waco, Tx to Chattanooga, Tn to Atlanta, Ga to pick up I realized 4H didn't take rabbits seriously around here. So then came the acquisition of Boer goats. First 2, but I thought they were lonely and so darn cute that I got 2 more. Then I thought it would be fun to raise them and bought a herd of 11. Looking back I don't think thinking was involved at all in that process...the horses, rabbits and goats are all gone now. I miss them dearly. So I thought the broiler project would be fun and we could fill the deep freezer. We didn't make it to the show. The freezer is empty and we now own a very friendly flock of white chickens. My dad thought getting chickens sounded good and ordered some white LSU chickens, some buff orpingtons and some barred rocks. So far the buff roosters have attacked everyone who has walked out back. The barred rock roosters have attacked at least the 2 year old twins, my 14 year old and me. The white chickens will eat out of your hand, let you hold them and pet them and follow your every step. They are just plum sweet. They are not show quality chickens. I'm pretty sure they aren't purebred. I want to get some cute or pretty breeds that DON'T attack that will be safe for the little kids and the big kids can show them. ALSO...I don't want anything that has to be altered to be shown. I am not trimming parts off live chickens. Any and all suggestions are welcome. I think the Frizzles are adorable would they be okay for us?