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Hello from Talkeetna Alaska

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mothermoon82, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. Mothermoon82

    Mothermoon82 New Egg

    Mar 30, 2016
    Talkeetna, AK
    Hi, we just bought our first house with 33acres and it came with a co-op already on it.
    Seriously considering getting chickens for eggs and meat. Plus maybe a few ducks.
    I have 4 kid's and a couple dogs. I'm not sure how to go about getting everything set up for poultry and how to explain to my autistic son that they are food not cuddlie furry friends.
    I've also never had birds before so I'm a little nervous.... Lol
    Nice to meet everyone:)
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC, and congratulations on your new home. Click on 'The Learning Center' located at the top of the page, then go to the forums - study, question, plan and you will be good to go. Good luck in establishing your flock.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock. Could your son have one chicken pet(not to be eaten)? Pets can really "bring out," autistic children.
  4. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run.
  5. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    I wish you the best of luck in your new chicken / duck keeping adventure.

  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    The Learning Center is a great place to start. Your state thread members may be of help to you also...just type Alaska in the search box and your state thread should come up.

    I agree with drumstick diva...maybe keep 1 special chick for your son, chickens make great pets.

    It's nice to have you here!
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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