Just saying hello to everyone. Started raising chickens last summer and it has been a fun ride so far. Just hatched my first batch of chicks 2 days ago so right now I have a brooder full of babies. I do have some questions, but I'll go find the right forum for those. Anyway, great site, I look forward to posting and sharing some pics and stories. Just seen the question "template" so I guess I'll fill it out........ (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Pretty much. I got my first birds last summer (2008) and have wanted to add more ever since. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Right now I have 3 roosters, 7 Rhode Island hens, and 20 brand new babies that are 2 days old!! (3) What breeds do you have? Mostly Rhode Island Reds, to be honest I have some that I'm not sure yet what they are yet. I could post a pic or two and let you guys tell me. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? In search of Coop plans....I want a kick-butt chicken coop so bad I can't stand it. Still gathering wood and other materials....hope to have it done sometime before October. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Love playing guitar, big 80's music dork, have a small recording studio in my basement. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. Married, been with my wife for 15 years. I have four children. I have 2 dogs, 4 goats, 1 cat, 2 guinea pigs, and somewhere in the house...there's a fish too.