New Member checking in from Anchorage Alaska

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

  1. kristyinalaska

    kristyinalaska New Egg

    Nov 29, 2011
    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
    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

    Dec 22, 2009
  3. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] Welcome!
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens


    I'm sure you will fit in nicely [​IMG]
  6. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  7. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! So glad you joined us!

  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

    Oct 12, 2011
    Poplar Grove Kentucky
    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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