(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I am new to chickens, I am interested in building a coop and getting chickens this spring. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? A friend introduced me to this site, we hatched chickens together in our classroom and they live on her farm. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? I love animals and like to spend time volunteering at a farm animal sanctuary and training my dogs. I also enjoy hiking and enjoying the great outdoors. I look forward to being a chicken parent.