Hi from Alaska!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by adonna9, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. adonna9

    adonna9 Hatching

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    I have never raised chickens and I have a 4x4 insulated coop with 5x15 run. Can someone advise me on how many chickens I should get?
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. 4 sq feet per bird equals 4 birds in a 4x4 coop, but I would do only three. If they feel crowded pecking problems begin and being in Alaska, I am sure there are going to be times when the chickens will not be out in the run for days at a time. That's why I recommend only 3. :thumbsup
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing

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  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  5. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hello and :welcome

    Three or four birds sounds ok for the space you've got. I always enjoyed having four, that way nobody would really be left out so much if two of the chickens made friends and picked on the other one. :p If you don't have many predators in your area (we don't) you can free range the chickens too. You can get more if you do that.

    Don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have, and enjoy the site. :D
     
  6. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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  8. adonna9

    adonna9 Hatching

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    Thank you everyone for the warm welcome. A friend of mine in Wasilla said her parents would give me some chickens to get started. They are a hybrid of some sort with feathers on their legs she said they have done well in winter up here. Her parents have 20 birds in a smaller space than mine with no problems, sounds encouraging to me.
     
  9. [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
    the sleeping area can be smaller then the living area. [​IMG]
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!
     

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