newbie thinking of chickens in Alaska

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cmickelsen, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. cmickelsen

    cmickelsen New Egg

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    Hello all!

    I am very new. I am thinking about keeping chickens. I live in Fairbanks, AK.
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    [​IMG] Welcome to the forum! [​IMG] [​IMG] Glad you are here! [​IMG]

    You might find these articles informative. The lady that wrote them lives in Ontario so she has a better handle on your climate than I do.

    Pat’s Winter Coop Temperatures
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=1642-winter-coop-temperatures

    Pat’s Ventilation
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=1642-VENTILATION

    This link may be helpful too. It can introduce you to other Alaskan forum members.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=84141
     
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  3. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
  4. Alaska animal lover

    Alaska animal lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    Palmer, Alaska
    Quote:[​IMG] There are quite a few of us Alaskans on here!
     
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  5. cambriagardener

    cambriagardener Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow, Alaska. You will have situations with chickens that I can't imagine. Unlike our climate where the hens only go inside to roost at night. Keep us updated on your progress and best of luck! [​IMG]
     
  6. RAWR

    RAWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    [​IMG] from SW Indiana

    for Alaska, I would stick to the very cold hardy birds
    and yes, you have many many other Alaskans on here!
    wish you the best of luck!
     
  7. AlaskGirl

    AlaskGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in Fairbanks too, I'm here if you need advice! I'm familiar with start up costs and feed/supply locations.
     
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  8. ChickensOnBoard

    ChickensOnBoard Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there!

    I also live in Fairbanks. Just got my first chicks this spring (late March). I've asked a lot of questions of people in town who also keep chickens. Got some good advice. I'd be happy to help you out in any way I can. Just zip me an e-mail. [​IMG]
     
  9. Twoodz

    Twoodz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of insulation do you use? And fencing for bears and a BIG Malamute?
     
  10. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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