figured id just use the template and introduce myself... (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I am completely new to chickens! had researched using this website, but wasnt quite ready to build a coop yet. then we had a friend who, in an emergency, had to move 2 weeks ago and couldnt take her chickens, so we moved coop and all to our land and well, here i am. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? I have 5 leghorn hens, affectionately known as the Lorraines. my daughter (13) named them, after the Larry, and Darryl and his other brother Darryl joke was explained to her. (dating myself, i know) (3) What breeds do you have? Leghorns(only know this because someone asked if they were and i went researching here and found out that they were, in fact, leghorns. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? the ever present Google led me straight to ye. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? anything outdoors, hunting, fishing, birdwatching. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. im a SAHM/substitute teacher, between the hubs and I we have 7 kids, 2 boys 5 girls. youngest (13 yo) still lives at home. oldest is turning 30 this year. we have 2 barn cats, and 2 gigantic retrievers, and live on a small wannabe farm in southeast Virginia. since this is our first foray into poultry we are winging it (pun very much intended), and trying to do all we can to keep them alive and producing before we add to the flock. any advice is much appreciated!