hello all! I joined a few monthes ago but never "formally" introduced myself. so, using the template... (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Very new to Chickens!! It has only been a few months. Miss_jayne helped us get started and I got a few from TSC just before mothers day. We just collected our first 2 eggs this week!! (2) How many chickens do you have right now? We have 6 brown sex-links, a blue australorp, 5 mille fluer, 2 gold seabrite, 2 guineas, and 6 welsummer (3) What breeds do you have? oops, see above! LOL (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? internet search (5) What are some of your other hobbies? I raise Chinese Crested Dogs, anything that is hands on liek sewing, crafting, etc., trying gardening for the first time, I work alot so I dont have much time for hobbies, but I have alot that I like to do when I have the spare time! (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. i am married with 2 boys, one 5 and one 12, I work full time as a paramedic, though I wouldnt mind a career change (would love a regular 9-5!) We have 5 dogs, 2 cats and a Ball Python besides the chickens. I love animals and would have a little farm if I could talk hubby into it!!