Hello Everyone! I'm so excited to finally join

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AngloAlaskan, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. AngloAlaskan

    AngloAlaskan Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, my name is Imogen and I live in Wasilla, Alaska. My husband and I had been putting off chickens until we had a little more space (and fewer neighbours) to keep them and finally bought a house after many months of looking. On a side note many worthy houses were left un-bought by us because they forbid poultry in the CCR's. Realtors would give me the weirdest looks when the first question out of my mouth was about if we could keep chickens or not! I have lurked here a while loving all the pictures of your beautiful chooks and am so excited to finally be a part of the community. We are placing orders for chicks in the next few weeks to be collected in the earlyish spring. Any and all advice is appreciated! We have a Rooster already that is my husband's mascot for his unit who we are the primary caretakers for so we have some experience but I'm sure I am about to discover how different a flock is to just the one chicken. We are planning on getting a mix of Australorps, Wyandottes and Orpingtons. Any other breed recommendations that are cold hardy but also can take a bit of heat are welcome!
     
  2. LeafBlade12345

    LeafBlade12345 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined our flock!
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Australorps are great at handling both cold and heat and are one of the breeds recommended by Alaska Backyard Chickens for your state (http://akchickens.org/getting-started/recommended-breeds/). Another one you should consider are Black Sex Links (also recommended by ABC) which are very friendly and hardy egg laying machines, consistently churning out more than 300 large brown eggs per hen per year with double yolks not being uncommon. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  4. LeafBlade12345

    LeafBlade12345 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined our flock! So great to have you finally join! If you have any questions, feel free to PM me and any other member! Some people that will help you a lot with emergencies include:

    Drumstick Diva

    casportpony (or Kathy)

    Enola

    Eggcessive

    Two Crows

    There are many more, these are just those who I though of off the top of my head. Welcome!
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and a warm welcome to BYC from Kenya. Sounds like you have exciting times ahead - good for you! [​IMG] I don't envy you in terms of weather though!


    Cheers
    CT
     
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  6. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  10. AngloAlaskan

    AngloAlaskan Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for letting me know!
     

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