I'm located in northern Alberta - so far north that I'm only 250miles or 400km from the North West Territories. I've been lurking on the forum for nearly a year now trying to decide what I'm going to do for my first flock. The average temperature from November until February is -25C (-13F) with dips as low as -40C (-40F) for 2-3 days straight. I have settled on the Partridge Chantecler. Being a breed that was created in Northern Alberta for our climate, I think they will do the best. I wanted a heritage breed as I am wanting to pasture raise them as much as possible. (Obviously they won't be in the winter). This site has helped me with these choices and I thank you all for all of the valuable information and experience you share. It keeps us newbies from having to constantly re-invent the wheel.