Hi, I have read on this forum before but just became a member yesterday. I live in Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C., on 25 acres, mostly wooded. (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I raised eggs for a while when my kids were little - 30 years ago, but started raising them to sell eggs about 3 years ago. Right now we have about 70 adults, and 3 hatchings of chicks - a few days old (16), 3 weeks old (2), and 4 weeks old (9). Our chickens are in an extrememly large fenced yard to keep predators away - 8 foot high fence, wire crisscrossing the top, and an electric fence running around the top of the yard. We also have a smaller yard and seperate coop for a rooster and 7-8 hens for producing eggs. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 70 adults, 27 chicks, 2 guineas (3) What breeds do you have? Several red varieties - mostly red rock, also barred rocks, and a couple of black hens and a couple of yello (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Looking for advice on candling originally, and this time the photo contest message from Brinsea. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Raise fruit and can and sell organic jam. Also greatly enlarging vegetable production. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. 58 yrs old, retired on disability (multiple sclerosis) from the public school system, husband and 3 grown kids, and raise koi.