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!