(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? In late December of 2007, I was first introduced to them by my boyfriend who just bought a farm and they came with it. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 19 girls and 1 nasty rooster (3) What breeds do you have? 17 red shavers 1 black ? and a very pretty red w a light pattern of back design and she has a tierra poof of feathers on head behind a small waddle (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Started looking for information on the internet and stumbled upon BYC (5) What are some of your other hobbies? gardening; reading; fishing; ice fishing; dancing; watching all the wild animals that enter and cross the property. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I have 2 adult children,a wonderful man; a dog named Boo (english springer- hunting dog) and I work at home and the farm.