Chickens on the brain in Alaska

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AK Mama, May 4, 2009.

  1. AK Mama

    AK Mama New Egg

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    Hello all! AK Mama here, new to the board!

    I have been wanting to raise chickens for a couple years now, and the place we just bought was already set up for it. So now I am doing some serious studying, most of it on BYC!

    I have a 10'x16' coop and 12 nesting boxes with an outdoor run on one side and an indoor run off the other side inside the main barn. It's all run down and hasn't been used (or cleaned) in at least a decade so I have my work cut out for me. My husband and 4yo son are both on board with me so I've got lots of great help!

    I'll be posting pics later and asking for suggestions for renovating this old coop specifically to combat the cold here (it got down to -40F here last winter). And although the coop/barn is wired there's no electricity to it. Hopefully we can do all the work this year and be ready for chicks next spring! I'll also need recommendations for which cold-hardy dual-purpose breeds would work here.

    We also have an old deaf dog, one barn cat and are in the process of getting another barn cat and another dog.

    Glad to be here! This site is great!
     
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

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  3. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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  4. AK Mama

    AK Mama New Egg

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    Thanks for the welcome ladies!
     
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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  6. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Indiana and Welcome!
     
  7. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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  8. sethsleader

    sethsleader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure what what breed you'll need for those temps as

    a. I live in cornwall, uk
    b, im clueless!! [​IMG]

    But a big [​IMG]

    Watch out this site is full of enablers!!!!
     
  9. AK Mama

    AK Mama New Egg

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    Thanks so much for the warm welcome. LOL Sethsleader, I will be on the lookout for the enablers...I could use some enabling right about now!
     

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