New (and excited) from Sitka Alaska!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FinnIslander, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. FinnIslander

    FinnIslander Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 3, 2014
    Sitka, Alaska
    I'm a total newbie, but I've decided to take the plunge and start raising chickens. I live on a small island near Sitka, Alaska and am hoping to connect with others in SE Alaska to learn from them and share info. In the meantime, I've been pouring through the forums on this site these past few weeks and absolutely LOVE all the information on here. Thanks to everyone who contributes!

    Right now I'm building my coop that I'm hoping will be adequate for 6 chickens. It's a 4' W x 7' L x 4.5' H that's attached to my workshop (the nesting boxes and feed/watering areas are actually built into the workshop wall and can be accessed from inside the workshop). Next will come a 3' x 11' covered run (for our rainy days).... and hopefully, most day's they be able to free-range.

    One thing... I am worried about what they might do to my (un-fenced) garden

    Looking forward to the experience... and the eggs!

    Finn Islander

    PS: Pics will come once the building project is complete!
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you here with us [​IMG]

    Stay out of the cold air [​IMG]

    We have a great learning center for free [​IMG]
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  3. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    from Washington state glad you joined us!
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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    Welcome to BYC! I can tell you that your un fenced garden will be history in short order! LOL My girls denuded my garden in their first year. Not a blade of grass, not a weed to be seen. So be prepared. [​IMG]

    You might like to check in with the Alaska thread and chat with others in your area. There are many Alaskans here on BYC....

    Great to have you aboard and good luck with your new birds!
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  5. They will love your garden.

    Welcome to BYC![​IMG].
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  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
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  9. peeweesfarm

    peeweesfarm Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 17, 2013
    Willow Alaska
    welcome to BYC ,Hi I'm in Willow AK. I have a flock of "Barn yard Mutts" they do well up hear an they can clear a garden area in a short time my advice is fence the garden area off ,but in the fall after harvest let them in there to fertilize an they will rototill the area for you .Good luck.
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  10. groleau6

    groleau6 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 3, 2014
    Hey there. I am a complete newbie too, so maybe we could learn together. While you can battle the cold, I am battling the heat.Good luck on your start.

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