(1) I am not new to chickens as I grew up with them but my current flock is MY first flock. (2-3) I currently have 7 Speckled Sussex chicks with the capacity in my coop to go up to 15. Probably just going to stick with the 7 for now. (4) I first found BYC while conducting a Google search trying to find information on raising chicks. This task had always been done by my parents and I just got to play with them! I started by trolling around the posts looking for what I needed, then decided to join because we all have one thing in common. Our love for fowl things :cd. It seems like a great forum and I am happy to be with you and I also look forward to learning from all the people with much more experience than I! (5) Other hobbies include camping, fishing, hiking, sugaring, spartan racing; basically, anything that can be done outdoors! All these activities are done with my family and we have an amazing time. (6) I am a carpenter by trade but am now a Facilities Director in a NYC College. My wife and I have 3 kids; 7 YO girl, 5 YO boy, and a 3 YO girl. We have 2 dogs, a chihuahua/dachshund mix and a Brittany spaniel. Both are just great pets. Glad to be here and look forward to learning! I hope to be able to contribute one day! Thanks for reading... Have a wonderful day!