(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? - I started raising chickens a couple of years ago. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? - about 15 right now. Looking to increase to about 30. (3) What breeds do you have? Orpingtons, Astralorps, Leg horns, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, and mutts. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? - I have been researching raising chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese etc. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? gardening, raising rabbits, and other animals, canning and preserving fruits and veggies, reading and anything outside (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. - my chickens are my pets, with 2 cats, a great dane, another rescue dog and several rabbits. My occupation is in Accounting. My daughter and 4-H is how we started raising chickens and ducks. We have branched out into geese, ducks, and turkeys this year.