A little about me: (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? We had chickens when I was growing up, And I loved them. Now that I'm grown and have a family of my own, I had been wanting to have them again, but my husband was reluctant. He finally caved, and we now have a small flock of hens. They are a huge hit, even with my husband. He couldn't resist them, especially when they started greeting him at his truck after work....lol (2) How many chickens do you have right now? We currently have 6 hens, but plan on adding a few more. (3) What breeds do you have? We have 3 black Australorps, and 3 Silver laced Wyandottes. We've been handling them since they were baby chicks this spring, and they are very tame. Our Australorps even let us pick them up and pack them around. We let our little ladies free range during the day, and it's so fun to watch them follow the various family members around the yard. And we can't wait to start collecting eggs. I don't know who is more excited. Me or the kids? I'm really looking forward to learning more about them from you more experienced folk. It's great to be here.