My screen name is AustinRhea on a few different boards out there in cyber space, so some of you may have "seen" me around. I guess first to answer the introduction questions. 1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? **I got my first 6 pullets in November 2012. I lost 1 to an accident, she got her head stuck in between the roost and some chicken wire and broke her neck, and 2 others of the same breed to some strange sickness. I got 9 more in March 2013. A friend is giving me a hen and 2 roosters tomorrow night, which will bring my total to 13 hens and 2 roosters. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? **13 hens and 2 roosters (3) What breeds do you have? **I have 2 White Leghorns, 1 Speckled Sussex, 2 Barred Rocks, 4 Ameraucanas, 3 Speckled Sussex (at least that is what I bought but they don't look like my older girl). I will be getting 1 EE hen and 2 EE roosters from my friend tomorrow night. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? ** From "A Chicken in Every Yard" and from someone on a Meet-up site I am a member of. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? ** I recently started raising rabbits. I am going to can for the first time tomorrow. I have been trying to learn to grow a garden. I love to read, watch TV and watch movies. I want to learn to knit sometime this year as well. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. **I am 35 and disabled with a back problem. I moved to Knoxville, TN in October 2001. I married my wonderful husband in July of 2003. First of 2012 I began to read up on prepping. Getting chickens was my first big move in prepping. I am raising them for meat and egg. I also recently started raising rabbits. I got my 4 breeders about a month ago. I will have my first set of kits around Thanksgiving or Christmas. We have 5 cats, 8 dogs (1 Chihuahua, 1 Boston Terrier/Chihuahua, 1 Dachshund/Chihuahua, 1 Jack Russell, 1 American Rottweiler, 1 Male Pit Bull, 1 Female Pit Bull, & 1 Hound mix), and a Vietnamese Pot-bellied Pig on top of the chickens and rabbits. My chickens live in a 10'x10' coop with a 10'x10' run. I will be building a separate building and run for the roosters. The hen in my avatar is an Ameraucana. Her name is Ginger.