I'm going to go ahead and just use the template offered by BYC: 1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? In 2010 and 2011, I volunteered a lot of time on a CSA farm where they pastured hens and broilers, so I helped a fair amount there. This year (2017) is the first time I've had chickens on my own though. I have/had 14 Cornish Crosses and 20 Red Rangers. I processed my first 6 Cornish last week, and will be doing the rest this weekend. The Rangers have a few more weeks to grow out. I am raising all the meat birds in a Salalatin-style tractor on pasture. Just this morning, I agreed to take over a laying hen operation that was in place on the property before we moved here. There are 39 hens and 1 very demure rooster. This will be my first ever commercial endeavor, and I'm equally excited and terrified about the prospect. Those birds are 1.25 years old right now. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? (3) What breeds do you have? Cornish Cross - 8 Red Ranger - 14 (dog got into the pen) Buff Orpinton - 8 (week old) Black Australorp - 8 (week old) White Leghorn - 4 (7 weeks old) Mix of Barred Rocks & RIR - 36 (1 RIR is a Rooster) Silver Laced Wyandotte - 1 Sicilian Buttercup - 2 Blue Andalusian - 1 (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Google. Don't you find everything with Google these days? I've searched a few things lately, and BYC always comes up, so I finally decided to join. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Gardening, Cycling, Reading, some sewing (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. Husband, 15 month old little one, expecting our second this winter. 2 cats, 1 dog, 1 horse. I'm a stay at home parent.