New Member checking in from Anchorage Alaska

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kristyinalaska, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. kristyinalaska

    kristyinalaska New Egg

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    Hello there, not only am I new to BYC I am new to chicken keeping. I have 7 EE hens and they are wonderful, hatched June 20th and they started laying about 3 weeks ago. We are now getting 3 to 4 eggs a day and they are beautiful. Looking forward to adding to my flock this spring, would like to add 5 to 7 more girls. I would like any advice as to adding new girls to the flock and any suggestions as to what breeds lay well throughout the winter and are pretty docile?

    I have a insulated 8X5 coop with an attached/roofed chicken run 8X10, the coop has 6 nesting boxes in the "upstairs". Suggestions how much to "add on"to the chicken house and yard in order to increase my flock please.

    thank you:)

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    I'm new to chickens I got them June 21st

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    I have 7 hens
    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Easter Eggers
    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    google search
    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    I like to oil paint, train my dogs (will be competing in our first obedience rally in March), I like to compete in Sprint Triathlons
    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I have been married for 17 years, we have a daughter, and twin boys, a red heeler, a yellow lab and a curly tailed cat. I am a massage therapist and yes I love my job!
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2011
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

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  6. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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  7. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! So glad you joined us!

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  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Welcome from the N. GA. mountains! We have some fabulous members in Alaska! [​IMG]
     
  9. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
    I love Alaska!
     
  10. Uncle Marc

    Uncle Marc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome. I am a frequent visitor to Alaska from Kentucky. I have a number of friends in and around Anchorage, Eagle River, and down on the Kenai.

    Glad to see you on here. Look forward to your posts (and pics)
     

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