Just joining this forum today, over the last few days we've used it to help us answer some questions as we start our little coop so we're excited to be apart of the community... (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? We just got our first ten little ladies 6 days ago but both my husband and I grew up having chickens and our original farms that we grew up on still are raising chickens. 30+ years. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Currently we have 1 Buff Laced Polish "Lola", 3 Americuanas & 6 Australorps (3) What breeds do you have? BLP, Americuana, Australorp (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Through a google search of some kind, probably my many searches for chickens in the winter. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Gardening (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. We are a young family of 4 working on starting our own homestead and the chickens are our second piece of our homestead puzzle. This will be our first year doing poultry in 4-H... we're really overwhelmed with everything but it's exciting learning how to do this on our own. My husband and I are enjoying bringing our childhood of chicken raising to our children. So many fond and funny memories that we get to share with them.