Hello, all. I've been meaning to do this for a while. I have been avidly reading BYC for a while now, but hadn't ever joined in the discussion because I was new to the whole forum thing and was feeling shy. A few weeks ago we came home and found a sick turkey, and we couldn't figure out what was wrong with him, so I got over my shyness in a flash, created a profile on BYC, and consulted the experts here. To make a short story even shorter, we got prompt and excellent advice, and our turkey survived the emergency and is now doing fine. My wife and I live in town, but we maintain flocks of layers, meat chickens and turkeys on my mom's place a few miles out. My mom patiently endures our projects, like the A-frame chicken tractor we move about the pasture. My family has had some sort of poultry project going on out there, off-and-on, for the last 40 years. When I was a tyke it used to be my job to go get the eggs... now I've grown up and have been promoted to chief chicken rancher. I'm very glad BYC exists, and I'm pleased to be part of it. It's a tremendous resource for those of us who take a little pride in doing things ourselves. Thanks.