Greetings from Alaska

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wingedshade, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. wingedshade

    wingedshade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I'm new to this site!
    I haven't owned chickens in years and I would like to start again, they were so much fun to have! I found this site while looking for coop building info. I already have a generous 8'x16' shed I plan to convert into a chicken coop/ storage. I'm mostly looking for info on runs and interior furnishings. I don't want to dive in half cocked! I look forward to reading the various posts submitted by the community!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. wingedshade

    wingedshade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. My family and I have visited Alaska on several occasions and love it there. :eek:) If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. You may like to post on your state thread, and find out what is happening around you.
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - its great that you are rejuvenating your chicken keeping experience. Good luck with the coop design and whilst there lots of info, there's no harm in popping out the odd post or two if you need a bit of advice,

    All the best
    CT
     
  7. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    And welcome back to chickens! How nice you can get back into a hobby you enjoyed. Sheds make great coops and yours sounds like a nice size. You might like to look at these runs for some ideas of what you'd like to do:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chicken-run-plans-pictures-designs

    Good luck to you and if you have any questions, always feel free to ask!
     
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  8. wingedshade

    wingedshade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a section with official state threads? I did a search in the forums and found several that had Alaska in the title, but most of them were fairly inactive.
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I would suggest posting on them anyway. Some of them will answer and the thread will become active again. I did that some months ago with members in the Wasilla/Palmer area and started receiving replies.
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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