Hi, I'm here learning about chickens as part of learning about sustainable permaculture. (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I grew up on a farm/ranch with chickens, in Colorado. I have some memories of it, but my mom's setup was much larger and with different goals than what I am considering pursuing. I'm here to learn. I don't yet have chickens or plans to get any soon, but if I understand chicken math correctly, that means I may unwittingly end up with a large flock in a year or two. : ) (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Zero chickens. (3) What are some of your other hobbies? Gardening, knitting, political activism, old-home reno. (4) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. We are looking at building a garage with small studio on our property and ways to develop that space and our surrounding land with sustainability in mind. I have been researching permaculture for my area, and how chickens fit with that. So much to learn!