I got my first chickens at the age of 62 because Grampa had had chickens. I started with a flock of Rhode Island Reds. I currently have some Aracunas, black barred rock, red sex link, and a red and white chicken. I currently have 14 chickens having lost a few a long the way. One to a coyote, and a couple in the past to I don't know what. I have been on the website for a few years but had never actually signed up for an account. My husband was surfing and found the website. He thought I was crazy when I wanted to get chickens but now he thinks they are the greatest! Ours are layers and they are pretty much pets too. My other hobby is horseback riding--used to do trail riding and endurance. Now I am learning dressage. We have a couple of Arabians--mine was a racing Arabian and I have had him for about 15 years. I also am learning watercolors. I also like to travel and have been to Europe and back and to Mexico a couple of times in the last 2 years. I am a retired electrical engineer and love living out in the county and having chickens and horses. It keeps me active.