(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? when we bought our home 18 months ago (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 8 (3) What breeds do you have? 3 Australorps, 2 isa browns, 3 silkies (so far) (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? google (5) What are some of your other hobbies? art/craft, gardening, chickens, special needs, movies (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. 4 kids, 1 cat, 8 chickens, 2 dogs. im a SHM, proudly has HF Autism and so does my whole family. chickens are so much more then pets, they are my girls, they give me so much calm and happiness.