Hi there BYC! I don't yet have chickens, but I am hoping to start raising some birds following a move this summer (fingers crossed). I found BYC whilst googling to learn about chicken-keeping requirements and was super impressed with the wealth of knowledge and friendliness on these boards! I decided to request an account before I got the chickens as I would like to learn as much as possible before taking on this new commitment so that I can take good care of the girls when I do get them. Also, I've been lurking for ages and I was starting to feel a little weird about it lol. I'm hoping to get some Partridge Chanteclers or other similar cold hardy dual purpose bird as my new home will be a couple hours north of Québec City. Brrrr! Aside from keeping chickens, I'm also interested in gardening, canning and camping! I hope to chat with all of you as I embark on this adventure!