(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I got into chickens on March 3, 2016. It was the one year anniversary of my son's death and I found myself in TSC and depressed. There were chicks and ducklings. So, on a whim I bought six chicks and 2 ducklings. Two years later, it's become an obsession! (2) How many chickens do you have right now? I have about 25 chickens, two ducks (a breeding pair of Mallards), and a breeding pair of turkeys. (3) What breeds do you have? I have some barnyard mix that includes RIR, Barred Rock, silkies, a Polish mix, some white leghorns, and a few mutts. And then I have my Orpingtons and Wyandottes. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? I was looking for a chicken breeding guide. I found Henk's calculator. LOL (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Sewing. Vinyl Cutting. Bath bomb making. Reading. General crafting. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I have four dogs, a few pigs, two goats, a cow, my chickens, ducks, and turkeys, four living children, I have lost two sons, my husband, and my niece some weekends. It makes for a pretty exciting life. Haha! I am a veteran of the US Army and my husband is a USMC vet.