Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. My family and I have visited Alaska on a number of occasions and love it there. ) We strongly considered moving there at one point but ended up moving to NW Montana instead. 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.