Greetings from Alaska.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Moosetails, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Moosetails

    Moosetails Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All, I'm new here, and have had my 6 chicks for less than a week. I'm really interested in how people are raising flocks in colder climates. I've built an insulated dog house and think that the chicken coop will be in a similar design. Thanks for all of the information that you've shared in this site.
     
  2. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hello and :welcome
    How are you finding the chicks so far?
    If you want to get more opinions on chicken raising in your climate, go check out your state thread in Where am I, where are you, as you'll find other chicken owners who live near you.
    You certainly wouldn't want to ask me, it gets to 45*C here... :lol:
    Anyhow, I hope you enjoy the site, welcome again!! :D
     
  3. Ashburnham

    Ashburnham Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome -I just cant imagine how you keep yourselves alive , let alone chooks, in those temperatures!

    - But then you probably wonder how we survive plus 47 degrees Celsius!


    xxxxx


    Michael
     
  4. armdchicken

    armdchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Fairbanks! Which part of alaska are you in? We just keep our chickens in an insulated coop, right now no lamp, and if it gets too cold we just plug in the heat lamp and they stay pretty warm. It is best not to keep the heat lamp on all the time so the chickens have a chance to get used to the cold...
     
  5. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    It gets subfreezing (well, subzero) here regularly and I do not supply any additional heat. It is very important that chickens have good ventilation without drafts, heat lamps can actually increase the risk of frostbite. Check in the Alaska thread, there are probably lots of folks that will share with you their housing methods.
     
  7. marian0116

    marian0116 Out Of The Brooder

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    Glad you found the group. I am new also and I have found this forum most helpful. I saw somewhere, where someone knitted little comb caps for their roo for the winter. Thinking out of the box, yes? He still looked handsome.
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Congrats on your chicks and good luck [​IMG]
     

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