Hello everyone! My name is Jessica...I'm new to BYC! (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Yes, I am new to chickens! It has been a dream for over 10 years, and It's finally going to be a reality! I am expecting to have chicks by mid April!!!! (2) How many chickens do you have right now? I was originally planning on 3, but have been thinking 4 or 5 lately...shhhh, don't tell my hubby...the plan is to just show up with a few extras! (3) What breeds do you have? We have decided on Orpingtons! (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Everyone who I have spoken to about raising chickens has told me to join this forum, so here I am! (5) What are some of your other hobbies? I love being in my garden, camping, hiking, and just being outside in the fresh air! (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I am married and we have 2 crazy boys, an even crazier cat, and 2 wonderful dogs...we live in beautiful Oceanside, CA and enjoy spending time in our yard or at the beach! I have even started a new Instagram account that will be dedicated to my chicks...I know, I'm a little crazy! So excited to get my chicks and start this adventure!!!