Publication Number: LPM-00339
Author/Sponsor: Steve Brown
If you're contemplating keeping a laying flock through the winter in rural Alaska, check out this DVD by Community Development Agent Mara Bacsujlaky, who has raised chickens in the Interior for many years. You'll get "the down and dirty of keeping laying hens through an Alaska winter," with information on housing, feed, bedding and costs, as well as tips on building a coop and a list of supplies, equipment and helpful publications. Mara will help you weigh the costs and benefits of maintaining a flock through the winter so that you can make an informed decision before you get started.