(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Totally new to chickens (although I did take a poultry science class at K-State back in the day). I'm here to start learning before I start spending money & making helpless birds miserable. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? None (3) What breeds do you have? None, but I'm interested in learning which breeds are best suited to our area. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Google (5) What are some of your other hobbies? I'm a SAHM, so I get to wear all the hats: teacher, interior designer, painter, plumber, appliance repair lady, gardener, laundress… (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. We have five kids, 7mo–11y, and we homeschool, so the kids are very much a part of the great chicken adventure to come. For a long time we had four cats and two dogs, but each in its own time grew old and died so I'm animal-less for the first time since grade school. I've considered chickens on & off over the years, so this might be the year I actually jump in and do it.