Well, it's the Christmas season and I've finally got a day off work and am slowly getting over the flu. I had time today to just sit in the barn and enjoy all the chickens and got to thinking about everyone who has helped me to decide the direction I want to take our flocks next year. BYC really is like a family to me and I just wanted to thank everyone, some for PM's, e-mails and thread postings answering my questions, others just for the very informative posts they have made (I follow a LOT of threads I never post on), even a few I just get a laugh out of. Doing this just from memory, so I'm sure to forget some people or get some names wrong, but BayouPoules for being the very first person to welcome me and my very first PM Illia, Kathy in Mo, Bob Blosl, NYReds, Chris09, Hinkjc, Deerman, William Bennet, Wynette and Speckled hen for letting me pester them, pick their brains, for posting such informative posts and just generaly being such a huge resource for all us on BYC Redhen, Laurajean, Joebryant, Sourland, Gritsar and of course Imp, for all the laughs Dawg53, Steve_of_sandspoultry, Mahonri, Woodmort & A.T.Hagen, I just enjoy their posts and tend to click on anything they post on just to see what's going on Nifty & Terri for being so great at answering any questions I had as a newbie and being so patient with not just me, but all of us. (And yes, I know some of us require more patience than others ) and Cindyloohoo just for being so sweet and having the dubious distinction of being my first freind on BYC, plus we're neighbors sorta. Also a big thank you to my secret santa. I just wish I could thank you personaly. And all the others who have PM'ed me, Emailed me, commented on my posts, or in other ways enriched my experiance here.. Thank You! Anyway, as I pester you during the coming year, filling up your inboxes and asking more questions than a two year old... remember that I do appreciate it! Happy Holidays everyone!