New from North Louisiana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kbpierce, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. kbpierce

    kbpierce New Egg

    Jan 8, 2016
    North Louisiana
    Hello, My name is Kim. I am so glad to have found this forum. We have 3 grown children and 1 grandson with a new grand daughter due in July. We only have 1 spoiled rotten dog at the moment. I am currently chickenless. My husband and I have 8 acres w/ pond. We are in the process of researching various breeds. Looking forward to learning more.
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Kim. Glad you decided to join our flock. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. With young grandchildren, you might want to consider one of the breeds that has a well deserved reputation for being calm and gentle (lap pets) such as Faverolles, Australorps, Orpingtons, Silkies, Cochins, Sussex, or Brahmas. Keep in mind however that there can always be an exception with any breed. If egg production is a priority, Australorps are the best layers on this list. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2016
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm a Kim too! :D Michael has left you some great advice and a great link for the learning centre to check out. Wishing you the very best of luck getting your chicken adventures started, I'm sure you will enjoy it very much and so will your grand children.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Kim and welcome. 8 acres and no chickens yet? Goodness me, what havoc I would cause if I had that much space for chickens! :D

    All the best in your chicken adventure - you and your family will love it I'm sure.

  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens - always room on the roost for new members.
  8. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Hello Kim!
    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.

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