Hi there. I found this while looking for information about keeping chickens in the UP (Keweenaw) where I plan to move - hopefully in 2012! (Keep your thoughts/prayers with us as it's not as straight forward as simply buying tickets...) Anyway, I grew up raising poultry in Oregon. The past 5 years, I've been raising chickens and ducks here in England. Mixed breeds, primarily, but a couple of muscovies and a couple of runners too. As I'm getting ready to move in the spring (and not wanting to feed the birds through the winter just to have to sell them in the spring), I'm in the process of rehoming my flock - which is already leaving a big hole in our lives. So, now I'm dreaming of what I'll be doing when we move! I have been a life member of the APA for the past 20 years nearly, but not a very good one - as I've been stuck in the UK for almost 15 of those years! :-( Should be back soon. I'm hoping to train to be a judge and am thinking of trying to develop a new breed too. But that's another story... lol. (And perhaps just an excuse to have a motley crew of fowl!) I wasn't planning on signing up, but sorta got sucked in as I browsed! Would love to meet new friends in the UP and Wisconsin too. (Lived in Madison back in 92-95.) Oh, I'm a single (home-schooling) mother of six kids (15, 13, 11, 9, 5 and 6 months). I like to study Norwegian and French and am trying to finish a novel, lol. Doing too much most of the time!