newbie thinking of chickens in Alaska

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

  1. cmickelsen

    cmickelsen Hatching

    Jul 13, 2010
    Hello all!

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

  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    [​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

    Pat’s Ventilation

    This link may be helpful too. It can introduce you to other Alaskan forum members.
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2010
  3. Alaska animal lover

    Alaska animal lover Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    Palmer, Alaska
    Quote:[​IMG] There are quite a few of us Alaskans on here!
    1 person likes this.
  4. 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]
  5. RAWR

    RAWR Songster

    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!
  6. AlaskGirl

    AlaskGirl Songster

    Apr 19, 2010
    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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  7. ChickensOnBoard

    ChickensOnBoard In the Brooder

    Jul 14, 2010
    Fairbanks, AK
    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]
  8. Twoodz

    Twoodz Chirping

    Mar 17, 2011
    What kind of insulation do you use? And fencing for bears and a BIG Malamute?
  9. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co

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