Hello from Southeast Alaska

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ravensview, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. ravensview

    ravensview Hatching

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    Started keeping chickens after my twins hatched some at preschool. They were going to take them to the raptor/rehab center for eagle food, girls had hand reared them and had bonded with them.....so we ended up bringing them home. Have loved having them. This year a 2 year old bear ripped into our fend and coop and annihilated my flock. Thought that was kinda strange as the fish and berries are both prolific this year. We were devastated, so we are starting over (pretty late in the season here) this month. We are electrifying our fence now, only thing that will keep the bears away.
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    WELCOME.....I know you will like this place...I love it...
     
  3. PeepsNLadybugs

    PeepsNLadybugs Songster

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    Hi and [​IMG] from North Florida. This site is very addictive and I enjoy it so much. Hope you do too!!![​IMG]
     
  4. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    [​IMG] Check out the coop & run section, it will give you plenty of ideas to safe guard your chickens....so sorry you had a problem with preds....Also the predators & Pests section for more advice...Enjoy your chooks! [​IMG]
     
  5. applefalls

    applefalls Songster

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    [​IMG] Welcome from Maryland, where we thought the raccoons and foxes were bad...! Bears, Oh My![​IMG]
     
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from Washington, formerly from Ketchikan.

    Glad you joined.
    If you post pixs of SEA it'll make me homesick. Go ahead [​IMG]

    Imp
     
  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Hi, [​IMG] from South Carolina!
     
  8. AkTomboy

    AkTomboy Songster

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    [​IMG] and hello

    Im from the interior and quite a few people from Alaska are on here. Sorry to hear about the bear problem. I understand having to start over late I have a girl in my 4-H group who is doing just that as of last thursday. I even gave her family a few of mine afterall what kind of leader would I be if I didnt lol Anywhos this place is great! Very nice and extremely helpful people here from all over I have learned so much.
     

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