Just coming in to introduce myself - been lurking for the last week or so! Questions from the question thread thingy: (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Yep, brand new to chickens, we got 4 point-of-lay pullets on monday (it's now thursday). I have house-sat/pet sat chickens before though! (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Starting off with 4 - we didn't want more eggs than we could eat! (3) What breeds do you have? Ours are some sort of hybrid - they are reddish brownish and have a lovely nature, and are supposed to be excellent layers - that's all we know. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? From googling my chicken questions - I've had many questions, and almost always, the best answers google turns up for me are from here. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? I love to read, anything from YA fiction (Tamora Pierce! John Marsden, so many great authors), to classics (Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters etc), to more modern stuff - like sylvia plath, nabokov... and also less high-brow stuff like the sookie stackhouse series... I read pretty much anything if it's entertaining. I'm also interested in feminism - but don't worry, I'm not an angry man-hater, and I'm certianly not here to be political! (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I'm a nanny and a student nurse. I live with my parents - my mother is the actual owner of the chickens. Hello everyone, and thanks for this great forum - what a fabulous resource for people learning about how to care for chickens!