(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Yes I got a rooster that was abandoned a couple of years ago. He was the easiest thing in the world to care for, until I let friends and family talk me into getting hens for him. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 12 we have one Roo and 11 hens (3) What breeds do you have? Buff Orpington, black australorp , GLW, light Brahma, Easter eggers, cuckoo marans and a brown leghorn. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Through google searches. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? I rescue dogs and cats in my "spare time". Really, animals are my life. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I have 4 dogs, all rescue pitties, 2 rescue cats and 12 chickens. I have 3 grown kids and a 2 and a half year old grandson.