Looks like this is the thing to do so here goes: (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Yes, and no. I've been around them casually; my in-laws have around 40 laying hens and we sell eggs as part of our offerings at our farmers market booth. Personally I just got seriously into them this past January when I was convinced to give a black bantam cochin frizzle "housechicken" a new home. I guess you could say I went from one extreme (considering them simply smelly livestock) to the other (my chicken literally living inside my house and achieving equal status to the dogs!). The chicken bug bit hard & I'm thoroughly immersed in chicken keeping now. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Somehow I have found myself with 11 birds... I consider 5 of them to be "keepers" and the other 6 are possibly for sale when they're a bit larger but who knows? (3) What breeds do you have? 1- buff orpington pullet (approx 15 weeks old) 1- golden-laced wyandotte pullet (5 weeks old) 6- black bantam silkies (5 weeks old) 1- partridge bantam cochin frizzle cockerel (approx 6 weeks old) 2- partridge bantam cochin pullets (approx 8 weeks old) (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Hmmm... Web searches the first time I think. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? I'm outdoorsy, an avid gardener, I remodel and build things (like coops). I just finished a "large" chicken tractor today. (Man, I wish I could post pics already!) (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I'm a 30-something market farmer who grows and sells plants, produce, berries and eggs at local farmers markets; the farm (Bermudez Family Farm) can be found on facebook. I have 2 dogs: a Chihuahua and a Min Pin. At my in-laws nearby small farm I keep 3 horses: a 31 year old appaloosa and two American Curly Horses. We also enjoy a saltwater aquarium. I'm married (ten years this summer) to a wonderful guy who graciously puts up with all my hobbies and critters who are for all intents and purposes, our children. As far as chickens go, I'm an absolute nut for bantam cochin frizzles and would love to find local available birds. I'm still in the learning phase right now but down the road I would love to have small breeding flocks for various colors of the cochin frizzles. I've figured out some of the basics but still have much to learn. I'm looking forward to the forums here to help me locate other local bird breeders and poultry events.