Hi all, my name is Ed. I live in SW Ohio. I've been lurking on the board for years but just decided today to sign up and join in some of the fun. (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Got my first chicks in May 2004, still have 3 out of the 7 I started with. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 7 (3) What breeds do you have? Local farm store mixed. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Someone on Ezboard told me about it years ago. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Bike riding, dogs, gardening, computers. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I live on a 45 acre corn and soybean farm with my girlfriend, we have been together off and on since 1975. I am semi retired, I only work 14 to 16 hours a day now on the farm. lol I have 3 dogs, 6 cats, and 7 pet chickens.