Flock-herder wanna-be in Wasilla, AK

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lloyds Farm, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Lloyds Farm

    Lloyds Farm New Egg

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    Looking to start this year! Already have a fence and small coop for summertime use. Will need plans for a lighted, insulated winter coop & where's the best place to get chicks around here? No preference except we really like green/blue eggs and breeds that will lay all year long. How many chickens should we get for our family of 6? Also, I've heard of the hybrid ducks that lay real good - where can they be found? Thanks!
     
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! So glad you joined us! I would think that 4 hens would be fine, unless you eat tons of eggs! Now, for ducks, I myself, have a Khaki Campbell, and the little thing lays eggs every day!! [​IMG] I'm always telling her to take a break! I'm sure you're going to love being a chickeneer! Enjoy!
     
  3. Charm1704

    Charm1704 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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  5. Lloyds Farm

    Lloyds Farm New Egg

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    Thanks everyone and Khaki Campbell is on my list!
     
  6. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome, glad you are here!
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. WichitaKidd

    WichitaKidd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you're looking for cold hardy birds & green eggs I would suggest looking at Ameraucanas. The come in a variety of colors & are pretty good egg layers. Good Luck!
    And I just have to ask...can your chickens see Russia from their coop? [​IMG]
     
  9. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BackYardChickens.
     
  10. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I've actually been to Wasilla, AK!!! Twas the summer of '08 and I just loved that whole state. I don't have any advice as to where to obtain poultry there though, sorry. What is the place in your avatar?
     

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