(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? - THis is my third year with chickens and first year with ducks. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? - Currently we have 5 young chickens and 6 ducks. (3) What breeds do you have? - 4 Silkies, one black sex-link (we are keeping him for my dad for a few weeks till he gets bigger). 1 Runner Duck, 1 Mallard, 2 Swedish and 2 Call ducks (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? - I got information for BYC at a local Chickenstock. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? - Gardening, Girl Scouts, and my kids. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. - I have a 6 year old son and 7 year old daughter and they both love having the chicks and ducks. We also have two cats but we prefer the feathers!