(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Hi, I'm new here and new to raising chickens! I have chicks that I've had for about 4 weeks now. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? I currently have 8 chicks that are about 5 weeks old. (3) What breeds do you have? I have all barnvelders. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Searching for help on Google. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? We like to canoe, garden, and pretty much anything outdoors. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I am married with no kids, but our dogs and cats are our babies! Although I've always wanted chickens, I've just recently been able to get them. I'm excited to learn all about them and raise them.