Hello to everyone, thank you for the welcomes from Nifty-Chicken and all others who said hi to me and the other new members. (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?* I consider myself new to chickens, tho I've been caring for my sister-in-law's chickens, 6 black australorp, 3 araucana ?, 2 lav. orfs, 1 barred, 1 RIR, 1 leghorn, 2 BSL (1 is a roo) sooo 15 hens and 1 handsome Roo, tho he's moulty right now. For about 2 1/2 years now. WOW ,It's been that long. You've all given me a wealth of info, since the adventure began. * I added my first : now 6 weeks old, 2 silver laced wyandottes and 3 araucana maybe americanas. This confuses me still.* (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Sis added : what are now 6 weeks old, 19 cal whites, 7 buff orfs, 4 RIR and now 2 weeks old 10 Jersey Giants. * I added my first : now 6 weeks old, 2 silver laced wyandottes and 3 araucana maybe americanas. This confuses me still.* My oh my, there are 60 birds out there....+ 2 fan tailed pigeons+ 2 mini quail (button) = 64 birds. (3) What breeds do you have? Opps, please see above. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Thank the heavens for bing and google. I had tried joining previously, but I guess birdsitter and chickennanny or versions thereof were taken. I was also having pc problems. which were really frustrating. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Reading, cooking, fishing with my super duper husband. Trying to teach an 8 yr. old Husky/ Australian Shep. mix (ADHD). I will succeed. Sewing and crafting on and off. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. My handydandy honeydo husband 5 grown great step kids who have given me lots of angels to love nanna. a very sweet senior dog with I swear ADHD She came with the house.