Hello- Ok. Let's start with the basic questions/answers.... 1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I have never had chickens and have never really been exposed to them for extended periods. I do live in the country and have neighbors all around with chickens, so I am not completely oblivious. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? I have none yet, as I am still trying to sort out a shelter for them. (3) What breeds do you have? I do know I need cold-hardy breed(s) as I live in the lake effect area of NW Pennsylvania that is capable of getting feet of snow in a day. (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens? I am drawn to the idea of fresh eggs and watching the antics of the chickens and maybe having at least one that wants to "hang out" with me. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? I like feeding birds to my various types of feeders. I enjoy hiking and kayaking. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I live in a small log cabin with my significant other and 16 year old daughter with our two dogs (lab/greyhound mix and golden retriever) and 2 calico cats. (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? I found BYC via a google search for chicken coops and joined because I want to pester the group with lots of rookie questions.