My grandmother's neighbor in England had chickens. Some the "common" red & browns and a few speckled. It got my interest as a kid. Now with my education coming to a close I've decided to give chickens a shot. They seem, in the simplest ways [and I'm probably wrong], easier than most barnyard stock - horses, cows, etc. Any info would be great. Colder weather here in Canada though we do get some rather hot summers. Last 2 years there's been a lot of rain - would that be a major concern?