(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Yes. I got my 4 of my girls 7-8 weeks ago, then two weeks ago we adopted another that was a brooder mate of the girls when they were chicks. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 5 (3) What breeds do you have? Black Australorp (blackulockey), Black Cuckoo Maran (Kakoo-bird), Americauna (Sweetie Pie), Silver-laced Wyandotte (Fatty-girl), Gold-laced Wyandotte (Vino) (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Google search for chicken information (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Gardening, cycling, running, camping (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. Hi, my name's Gantt. Thank you all for all the words of wisdom. This is truly an informative group. I am a professor of Scandinavian literature. I have two wonderful boys (13 and 15), we don't have any other pets. Having the girls has been a blessing in all our lives. They cheer us up and keep us laughing and are teaching us about responsibility, friendship, and how to care for beautiful small things!