New from Louisiana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by joyeux, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. joyeux

    joyeux In the Brooder

    Jun 18, 2009
    Kentwood, Louisiana
    1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I first got into chickens about two and a half years ago. I started with Rhode Island Red, Barred Plymouth Rock, Buff Orpington and Ameraucana pullets. My flock has grown to many different breeds and colors. I now have turkeys, geese, guineas, pigeons, pheasants and quail as well.
    Some of the breeds and varieties I have include:
    Cuckoo Marans
    Speckled Sussex
    New Hampshire Reds
    Black and Red Sex Links
    Black Jersey Giants
    and a few mixed breeds
    Black, Bourbon Red, Bronze and Narragansett turkeys
    Toulouse geese
    Ringneck and golden pheasants
    Bobwhite quail
    and various pigeons and doves
    I also have 7 horses, 1 donkey, 2 mules and 1 pony; 7 goats; 1 lamb; 5 India blue peafowl many fish, dogs cats and assorted critters.
    I am currently enrolled in a university and live with my older sister, mother and grandfather.
    I am currently starting a breeding project with my bantams, but haven't gotten to incubation, just preparation. Though two ringneck doves generously took in one bantam egg and are sitting it.
    I am so excited, I'm already addicted to the forum!
  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Wow! I'm so excited to get to be the first to welcome you! [​IMG] Welcome from western Kentucky! My DH is a native of Louisiana. [​IMG]
  3. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
    Another KY [​IMG]

    Yay Seramas!!
    What a flock!!
  4. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from UT! Glad you joined us!
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida. WOW, thats a lot of chickens!! [​IMG] They will surely keep you busy!
  6. joyeux

    joyeux In the Brooder

    Jun 18, 2009
    Kentwood, Louisiana
    Thank you all for welcoming me!
    They do keep me busy, but I enjoy every minute I spend with them. I am constantly amazed at their personalities, curiosity and behavior. I've always lived on a lot of land with lots of animals and I couldn't imagine living any different. My family inspired my love of animals and we're always there to help and encourage each other.
    I am fortunate and very thankful to have the time and resources to care for them all.
    I forgot to add some of my favorite birds in my previous list; Polish!
    And I'm very proud of my seramas. They weren't very easy to get!

    I will always be up for sales, meets or swaps in my area. I'm eager to talk with and learn from other poultry keepers
  7. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
  8. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC. I'm in northeast La,nice to have you here.
  9. astylishgirl

    astylishgirl Animal Lover Supreme

    Apr 27, 2009
    Beaumont, Texas
    Where in La? I am in Texas near the border... close to Lake Charles.
  10. joyeux

    joyeux In the Brooder

    Jun 18, 2009
    Kentwood, Louisiana
    I live about 30 minutes north of Amite or 1 hour east of Baton Rouge. I have traveled for exotic animals though. I've been to Houston for a prairie dog and almost to Tennessee for turkeys and peafowl. I used to drive to Daytona, Fl every year for the National Reptile Breeders Expo.

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