1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Need Help! what kind of chicken is this??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by andythib83, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. andythib83

    andythib83 Out Of The Brooder

    14
    0
    22
    Feb 25, 2009
    Church Point, Louisiana
    I am from Louisiana, and we celebrated Mardi Gras this weekend. Where I am from its not all about the floats, its about the tradition of the chicken chases and gumbo. Well I caught a chicken and decided to keep him as a pet, but I know nothing about what kind it is? If any one can help please do. This is a picture of him. And if anyone has any helpful hints to raise my first chicken, I would be thankful.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    6,923
    24
    271
    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    Whatever it is, it needs a friend!! You have to get more now!
     
  3. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,993
    10
    181
    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    Its a mutt chicken . IS it living in your house ??
    Its a SHE not a HE by the way lol
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2009
  4. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    She looks like a mix. [​IMG]
     
  5. andythib83

    andythib83 Out Of The Brooder

    14
    0
    22
    Feb 25, 2009
    Church Point, Louisiana
    I guess I put he by mistake. And no it not in the house anymore. I just had it inside our dog cage till I could build a little coup for it.
     
  6. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is she very big? Might be a bantam mix.
     
  7. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep, just a cute little mixed hen, but very pretty all the same! Find her another friend or two, for some reason they seem to like odd numbers ... a bag of feed and some kind of waterer that is on a cement block or something like, so the water stays clean.

    There's no magic formula, they do just fine most of the time. You can settle in and read up on the 'learning center' up at the top of the site page, and look over the various coops and ideas. Most people overdo, but have a lot of fun doing it!!! enjoy your Mardi Gras chook!!! What a neat thing!! It must be really good luck to 'catch the chicken'!

    [edit] Glad you didn't have to use her in the gumbo!!! better a years worth of eggs than a days worth of gumbo!
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2009
  8. andythib83

    andythib83 Out Of The Brooder

    14
    0
    22
    Feb 25, 2009
    Church Point, Louisiana
    thanks for the help everyone:D[​IMG]
     
  9. Old Rando

    Old Rando Chillin' With My Peeps

    222
    19
    121
    Dec 5, 2008
    Southern Indiana
    Does New Orleans still have feral chickens running around, or did Hurricane Katrina wipe out the population? I know at one time they were fairly common in some areas.
     
  10. heyeddah

    heyeddah Chillin' With My Peeps

    280
    0
    129
    Sep 15, 2008
    Milford Ct
    Be sure to keep her safe from predators. Read posts, because this was one of our first mistakes when we got started. How was the Gumbo? Yummmmm
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by