(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I'm not, by any means, new to chickens. I was given my first chickens when I was around 5 years old but I had always been around chickens that were at my Great Grandmother's house next door. However, my parents divorce left me chickenless at age 9. In 2012, I started dating my husband and in 2013 we brought home our first 5 chickens. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? From 2013 to 2017, 5 chickens led to having 72 chickens and 4 geese. 2018, at the present, we are at 38 chickens, and 4 geese. (3) What breeds do you have? I have an Ameracauna pair, and the 36 others are bantam barnyard mixes of all colors. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? I had a sick bantam hen and went to the internet looking for help and came across this site and fell in love with it. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? I have a husband, 6 cats, 6 dogs, 38 chickens(more on the way), a pair of African geese, a pair of Embden geese and a miniature horse. My animals are my main hobby but my husband and I love going to flea markets and trade days, and we love staying outside as much as we can. I am the deer hunter, he is the duck hunter and occasionally he will go with me or I will go with him. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I love my family so much it physically hurts, I believe. I am a major Daddy's Girl to this day. He is one of my very best friends and we shared the responsibility of raising each other in a sense. My Grandmother(NaNa), Great Grandmother(Nanny) and aunt have done their best to be positive female influences in my life. My grandfather(GreGre) is just the best, he's literally a storybook grandfather. I have a little sister who has a little boy, Harper, who is the greatest little blessing to our family, and I have a cousin, Cody, who I have more of a sibling relationship with than my sister, but my sister and I are working on it(she was raised mostly by our birth mother). I cannot have children without serious medical intervention, so mine and my husband animals are our children. All of my cats are rescues, not adopted, but actually saved from being put to sleep and bottle fed and raised. All of our dogs are the same situation as the cats except for our chocolate lab, Grace, who is my husband's duck dog. I ordered my goslings from a hatchery in California, my initial reasoning with adding geese to our little farm was for hawk protection. I never in a million years would have thought that I would absolutely fall head over heels in love with GEESE. They are the best addition I never knew I needed and they also do a fantastic job at being hawk deterrents. Then there is Remus John, the miniature horse. He was a rescue as well. I got him from a place where he would be shot in the hips with bird shot just for being there. It took a lot of work and patience but now he is the most spoiled rotten creature you could ever meet. He stays in my pocket when I'm in his pen and he demands the attention of anyone who is in the yard, and he best get that attention or he will pout worse than a 5 yr old child. I work full-time at my husbands electrical business. This is new to me, I've been a house wife up until 6 months ago when his secretary took a job somewhere else. So at the time we're just testing the waters of me being a full time employee. That's it folks. I look forward to all the helpful advice and hopefully be a good contributor as well.