(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I am not new to chickens I have been around them for over 10 years. I am new to raising them myself however. I got my first chicks 1 years ago and it has been an enjoyable learning process since. I have had as many as 75 chickens (roosters and hens a mix of breeds in the bunch). (2) How many chickens do you have right now? I currently have 4 adult hens who are about a year old this month. Also I have just hatched 6 baby chicks and bought 4 ducklings. I am only keeping 2 of the baby chicks and 2 of the ducklings. The others have great homes to go to soon. (3) What breeds do you have? The ladies are 1 Barred Rock, 1 Rhode Island Red, 2 Ameraucanas. My baby chicks are a mix of a Barred Rock rooster and Rhode Island Red hens. The ducklings are 2 Mallards and 2 Black Indian Runners I believe. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? I used to get the Back Yard Chickens magazine. I heard about the site through there and a friend of mine who raises chickens. She told me this site had amazing information and would be a good resource for me. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? I bicycle ride through the woods around were I live. I enjoy reading on herbs and herbal medicine, as well as, anthropology and archaeological books. Sometimes I go out hunting for rabbit or deer. I hope to go on my first hog hunt soon. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. Our household inside pets include: 3 dogs and 7 cats. The outside pets are the chickens, ducks, and 2 outside cats who keep me company while I am in with the chickens.