So I chose to borrow the handy template to introduce myself, my name is Colleen I am 27 years old (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I am indeed new to chickens, introduced by my sister about a week ago, much to my husband's dismay, lol, he is excited at the prospect of meat and eggs growing in our backyard though! (2) How many chickens do you have right now? We have 9 11 week old hens, 1 11 week old rooster, a 14 weeks old rooster, and a 14 week old hen (3) What breeds do you have? We have a mix the roosters are araucana and mix white cornish, the girls are some nh red, some ri red, some red star and white plymouths (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? again, my sister (5) What are some of your other hobbies? right now anything house or kid related, we just bought our first home in september 2009 (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. My family consists of myself, my husband we'll call him MV, and our children HV 9 years old, NV 2 years old, and EV 2 months old, we also share our home with Scarface our 3 year old jack russel/boston bulldog mix, Daisy our 8 month old 90lb mastiff mix, and our 3 cats Elizabeth (7), Spanky (6), and Wickett (1 1/2). HV has 3 fish also. We have the chickens, will be adding more, maybe a few turkeys, and hope to add some ducks and 2 geese to our mix. We will use them all for dual purpose and ultimately hope to breed and hatch our own someday. I already look o this site for advice, and see that there is a great variety of bird owners on it. I look forward to spending time getting to know everyone, and thank you all in advance for your advice!