Hello Everyone, I'm new to the Backyard Chickens site/forum but I've been on here before looking for information as a first time chicken keeper. What a great resource this site as been over this past year! As I go into my second spring, I figured it was a good time to register for this site, as there are so many articles and helpful discussions in the forums. I'm not super-great at introductions, so I'll cut and paste the "suggested questions" below. Nice to meet everyone, Angelina (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I am relatively new to chickens. I raised about 36 chicks (all bantams) from Murray McMurray for myself and two friends last spring (thankfully I did not get left with 36! LOL!). (2) How many chickens do you have right now? I have a flock of 14 bantam hens. (3) What breeds do you have? Ohiki (1), Japanese Buff (1), Silver Seabright (2), B.B. Red Old English Game (1), Porcelain d'Uccle (2), Mille Fleur d'Uccle (1), Black Silkie (2), White Crested Black Polish (3), White Crested Blue Polish Frizzle (1) (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Searching for information about backyard chicken keeping last spring. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Animal rescue (horses, farm animals, wildlife), riding, reading books, gardening. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. Family of four; me, hubby, son and daughter. Work in finance and volunteer at a horse rescue, also on board of directors of an animal rescue (farm and wildlife). My other pets include 2 cats, a betta fish and I sponsor a Shire gelding as well at the horse rescue.