So I guess I have to introduce myself. I’m Emma! I’m fifteen and I got chickens almost as therapy animals. (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I built my coop and bought my first seven chickens at the very beginning of September 2017. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Right now I have 19 chickens. Two are 8 week old pullets, one is an 8 week old cockerel, one is a 25 week old cockerel, and the rest are hens anywhere from 25 weeks to about a year old. (3) What breeds do you have? I have 6 mix breeds, ranging from two breeds together to complete mutts. I also have one light Brahma, two Batam buff Brahmas, a chocolate Ameraucana, two Australorps, a Jersey Giant, a bantam splash Orpington, two non bearded Silkies, and three Easter Eggers. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Before I acquired my first chickens, I researched breeds, disease, coop conditions, food, etc. It was inevitable that I found this site. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? I love reading and writing. I also camp frequently, so kayaking is something I enjoy. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I live with my mother, sister and grandparents. I own a Siamese X and a Border Collie/Golden Retriever. I currently attend High School. I have plans to pursue a career in creative writing or K-9 Police work. I guess that’s it. I may be fairly new to chickens, but I dare say I have a a fairly vast knowledge of what I’m doing.