(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I got my first chickens about three years ago. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? I have about seventeen chickens (3) What breeds do you have? I have twelve brown hybrids and five Rhode Island Reds. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Often when my chickens have trouble I look it up online and BYC often came up. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? I enjoy studying wild water birds. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I come from a family of nine, we have several cats and a dog and I've done broilers for the past few years as well as my current hens.