Just started out about 10 wks ago, grandparents had chicks when I was younger loved to watch them. now I have gone in halves with my brother in law on our new adventure in chickens. (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? yes/ 10 weeks ago (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 28 (3) What breeds do you have? Rhode Island Reds (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? brother in law (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Nascar (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. 1 understanding wife, two boys ages 6 and 13, two mini dachaunds and one cat I would like to be rid of. I am a firefighter/paramedic for 17 years.