New to website from alaska

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

  1. RlgNorth

    RlgNorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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  3. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
     
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  4. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    RlgNorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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  10. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

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    Welcome from the Blue Ridge Mtns of VA.
     

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