(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I’m pretty new started accumulating them about a year ago. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? We have 17 hens 8 chicks and 2 roosters (3) What breeds do you have? We have a mix started with Rhode Island reds then got barred rocks, an ameraucana, leghorns, marans and some others. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? I was on google try to figure out if my Ameraucana is a rooster or hen and brought me to this sight a couple times. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? I like being outdoors, boating, going to the beach,traveling (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. My name is Vanessa, I started out with two dogs, then when I moved in with my boyfriend we just started collecting animals it seemed. Now we have a mini farm. Which includes 4 dogs, 2 mini pigs, 6 ducks, 2 rats, some fish and 27 chickens. He would like to add a goat and peacocks but we shall see.