New to website from alaska

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RlgNorth, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. RlgNorth

    RlgNorth Songster

    Mar 18, 2009
    North Pole, ALASKA
    Can't wait to be a regular here! Me and my husband have desided to start a flock we ordered 25 baby chicks and will be here on April 16th!! I am soo excited and have been doing as much research as i can. Dh knows a little about raising chickens but since I will be the main carefrovider thought I would join here and see if you all have any advice for me? Also would love to hear from other ppl in alaska and how thier chickens handle the cold. I know of many ppl with chickens but havn't had the oppurtuity to talk to them. We will have 10 Buff Orpingtons 10 Rhode island reds and 5 slow growing Cornish. I bought them from a local feed store and was told they are the best winter egg layers and the 5 cornish are going to be our meat trial ones.
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  3. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Oh, don't you worry; we have some pretty wonderful Alaskans on board here, and I'm sure they'll make themselves known. Meanwhile, welcome to you and yours!
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2009
  4. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY

    My buff orpington hens are very cold hardy.
  5. RlgNorth

    RlgNorth Songster

    Mar 18, 2009
    North Pole, ALASKA
    That is what I heard. I wanted white egg layers but the two breeds i picked I was told were the best in cold conditions I dont mind brown eggs at all My husband actually perferres them. Im soo excited I can't wait!!!!
  6. ceadar post

    ceadar post Songster

    Feb 10, 2009
    I'm from WI. gets cold here to. Buffs will do just fine. welcome:welcome
  7. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Songster

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    Hello [​IMG] and WELCOME to BYC from NC
  8. briana1975

    briana1975 Songster

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    [​IMG] from Michigan.
  9. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from Washington
    Originally from Ketchikan
  10. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    Welcome from the Blue Ridge Mtns of VA.

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