newbie thinking of chickens in Alaska

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

  1. cmickelsen

    cmickelsen Hatching

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    Hello all!

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

  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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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. Alaska animal lover

    Alaska animal lover Songster

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

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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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  7. ChickensOnBoard

    ChickensOnBoard In 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]
     
  8. Twoodz

    Twoodz Chirping

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

    ghillie Hen Pecked

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