(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? 15 yrs ago--Raised Mallard ducklings first for a few years, then somehow came home from the feed mill one day with 2 chicks. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? More than legal at the moment (3) What breeds do you have? Hatchery birds-Welsummer, Barred Rock, Jersey Giant, Easter Egger, Black Sex Link (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens? Eggs, entertainment, a hobby for the kids (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Sewing, Embroidery, Cooking (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. Kids are grown up now, we have a dog, and a few pigeons (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? I really enjoy the wealth of knowledge that is here--and I want to say THANK YOU to everyone for all the advice I have read.