Greetings from a much warmer Alaska!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Alaska Juju, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. Alaska Juju

    Alaska Juju Hatching

    Jan 12, 2009
    Hello to all! I am new to the forum, but have been a reader of the site for a while, particularly admiring the beautiful coops that so many of you construct! I live in the interior of Alaska (where my temp this morn is only -10, after nearly two weeks of -45!), and I am especially interested in learning from other members living in Alaska and other cold, northern climes.

    I've been raising chickens for over four years now with my fiance, who has raised chickens for ten years, but I always feel there is more to learn. We have 15 ladies now: 14 Buff Orpys from 2 to 4 years old, and 1 Barred Rock who we call Grandma as she has survived more than 8 (we've lost count!) Alaska winters and is still going strong.

    I look forward to talking chicken with many of you!
  2. Welcome and glad its warmed up for a spell. We're hitting a high today of 10 above:) I'm in NW on the (windy) coast.
  3. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    [​IMG] Another Alaskan!!


    I am SO grateful for the break in the cold weather, as I'm sure you are!
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN.
  5. big greg barker

    big greg barker Songster

    Oct 26, 2008
    central maine
    You have a chicken that has seen 8 Alaskan winters, and you want advice from us??!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. Alaska Juju

    Alaska Juju Hatching

    Jan 12, 2009
    So nice to see other Alaskans on here! I hope everyone, and their birds, are enjoying these wonderfully warmer temps! We sure needed a break from it...

    Yes [​IMG] Grandma is one tough old bird! She doesn't seem to know how to die, and no sign of frostbite anywhere on her. And she often seems more sprightly and agile than some of the younger ones. Definitely an inspiration for when I enter my older age! [​IMG]
  7. luvmygirlsinAK

    luvmygirlsinAK Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    North Pole, Ak
    Quote:That's what I was wondering?!!! [​IMG] Welcome!!!! Ummm, I think I'll be askin' you for advice, not the other way around!!! [​IMG]

    Edited to add: It feels like a heat wave hit today, huh!!! Told the chickies to unpack their bags for Hawaii-had to break it to them gently!!! They didn't quite understand-so I told them maybe next winter!!! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2009
  8. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008

    It's going to be -20 here in Vermont on Thursday. Brrr!
  9. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
  10. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Songster

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK

    And I get all worried about my feathered friends when it's in the 20s outside???

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