(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Just getting started. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? None yet. Still designing & building the coop & runs. (3) What breeds do you have? Neighbor will gift me some mixed breeds, then I will add specific ones. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Another chick-friend. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Day dreaming. Art. Wildflowers. Reading. History. Watching cows drift by. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else. We bought a 35-acre property and I'm turning it into a park. Husband has brought home a dozen cats from the sawmills. I've bottle-raised them, sterilized them, and adopted a Great-Pyr to herd them. After I learn how to care for chickens, I'll add some Guinea & Peafowl. The cats are well acquainted with the flocks next-door, so it's really more likely I'll have to keep an eye on our other rescue hound until she learns that she's to guard the chicks inside the fence and not run them out of the fence.