(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? My husband used to take care of chickens and other livestock during a 2 1/2 year stay in Australia. We introduced chickens to our backyard last fall. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Right now we have 5 hens. (3) What breeds do you have? We have two RI Reds; one Leghorn; and two of undetermined breed that my husband's friend found in a dumpster. We rescued them and keep them separate from the other for several months before integrating them. I have a post up in another section to see if anyone can help us try to identify what breed they are. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Surfing the net. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Cooking, reading, making sock monkeys, and walking the beautiful trails of the Hudson Valley.