My husband and I have dabbled with a few chickens for a couple of years. I recently acquired a few more from a friend and now have 17 chickens. That is quite a change from 4-6 chickens. I am somewhat overwhelmed and feel like I need to learn more about chickens and get to know others that can help me with that! I have Australorps, New Hampshires, Golden Laced Wyandottes, Buff Orpington, plus a few others. I love being outside with my girls; they follow me around and help me with my flowerbeds . My husband and I both enjoy outdoor activities: hiking, four wheeling, mowing, fishing, etc. I am an animal lover. I have dogs, canaries, chickens and I'm thinking about who will be added to our family: goats, bees, cows ???? Just now sure. I have used backyardchickens.com several times to get answers/ideas in raising our chickens. Looking forward to learning quite a bit more.