Hello, BYC! I don't have any chickens yet, but I'm doing serious research (and hopefully building) this year, because next spring is The Year - you know the one! The one where we get some chickens! \o/ I live in a mountainous, cold, windy, and predator-friendly part of the world, so I'm here well in advance of any cute little birds arriving to find out how to give my future-flock the best chance they can have. I know chickens can do well here - someone down the road has the biggest, glossiest black chickens I've ever seen - so it's just a matter of finding out their needs, so I can meet them. Edit: I'm starting to plow through the FAQ and required reading now, so already I know more than I did yesterday. Still, any recommendations of further good reading - online or books - would be very appreciated. I'm not new to birds - I've kept budgies and a single larger parrot - just to chickens.