(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Yes, in January. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 6 (3) What breeds do you have? a silkie, a buff Orpington, a polish, a RIR, a barred rock, and an Ameracauna (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Web search (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. We also have 2 dogs, 4 guinea pigs, a hamster and some fish (and 4 kids).