In keeping with the introduction format, i'll just answer the questions recommended by the mods on joining: (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I am not that new, i had been around chickens a bit when i was really young and my brother and i started experimenting again with the special breeds about a year and a half ago. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? right now i have 2 broilers, 2 commercial layers, a speckled wyandott, a pair of araucanas and a pair of black giants. i did have more wyandotts and araucanas as well as about 6 more jersey black giants. oh i also had two golden sex links. (3) What breeds do you have? i guess i answered this prematurely (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? i was actually looking into building an incubator and stumbled upon this site. then i realised there was a lot more info here as well so i decided it was one to keep. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? swimming, skimboarding, mountain biking, xbox 360, rabbit farming, jet skiing to name a few. hopefully i'll get to meet some of you folks here, i have some questions that i guess i'll post up in some of the other sections. kool.