Alaskan chick here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AlaskaEE, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. AlaskaEE

    AlaskaEE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! I'm from Anchorage, Alaska. I am new to chickens; I got 7 straight-run Marans/EE mix chicks in March. They were bred for cold-hardiness and egg size/color by a local breeder. 3 of those chicks turned out to be roos, and we couldn't keep them due to a city ordinance. (Very sad for me!) We got two 3-4 month old red sexlinks this past week. I have a very understanding husband who humored me in getting chicks and now finds the chickens hilarious. We have 2 children, ages 8 and 7, who are enjoying keeping chickens with me. I'm excited to be a part of BYC!

    The reds are Zelda and Carrots, the black girls are Mrs. Featherbottom, Tulip, Annabel Lee and Waffles.
     

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  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Egg Grower Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/category/learning-center.11/ and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best

    CT
     
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  4. AlaskaEE

    AlaskaEE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for all the links! I'll be perusing these tonight! :)
     
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  5. AlaskaEE

    AlaskaEE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I saw on another thread your chicks are sick. I hope they pull through!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock, hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

    You might also consider Chanticleers - a breed originated in Canada to handle the weather extremes and they DO!!
     
  7. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The WicKed Premium Member

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    :frow Hello and :welcome

    It's fantastic to have you join the flock! Sorry to hear that you had some roosters that couldn't stay.
    I started with EEs have ended up mixing Marans into the mix.:highfive:
    I've been incredibly pleased with their cold hardiness. The Marans with their straight combs have exceeded my expectations.

    Best of luck with your flock! :thumbsup
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

    Aww...your babies are adorable! :love Definitely dig up your state thread of Alaska. Lots of others in your area that can help you deal with your local climate and all it has to offer!

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our roost! :)
     
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  9. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Egg Grower Premium Member Project Manager

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    Nope...I have nothing sick, I was probably trying to help someone else with sick chicks. ;)
     
  10. AlaskaEE

    AlaskaEE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, everyone! I will definitely check out the Alaska thread. I don't know many other chicken keepers in person, so online would be great!

    KikisGirls, I'm glad that wasn't you with the sick chicks!
     
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