Hi all Grateful and excited to be able to join this forum and community. I have acquired four hens, which I suspect are Speckled Sussex and around 18 weeks old. and it's my first time being a backyard chicken owner. It's winter here, so cold, muddy and very wet. Hope you can all help with few queries and requests for information and advise as they come up. And I hope to be able to do the same for others once I've learned from you all. Hoping to find other fellow Aussies here also, as I understand medication etc is labelled different here or sells different types of meds. (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? approx 4 weeks ago (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 4 (3) What breeds do you have? Not sure, suspect Sussex breed or hybrid (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? searching on the net (5) What are some of your other hobbies? gardening and travelling (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. Live with one other person. And recently moved to Tasmania, so getting used to the cold wet winter weather. (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? Found it by accident about a week ago whilst searching coccidiosis and chicken poops.