1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I am new to chickens. I am going to be building my coop this winter and I am going to buy 8 or so chicks in the spring. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? None. I plan to buy about 8. (3) What breeds do you have? None. I plan to buy white leghorns. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Google search for coop designs brought me here. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? I enjoy computer and console gaming. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I am married and have a two year old son. I am a software developer. I am hoping to find someone nearby who will be selling white leghorn chicks in the spring. That way my chicks will not be have to be shipped to me. I know that it does not hurt the chicks but I am nervous about having day old chick shipped to me in the mail.