1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I first got into chickens about two and a half years ago. I started with Rhode Island Red, Barred Plymouth Rock, Buff Orpington and Ameraucana pullets. My flock has grown to many different breeds and colors. I now have turkeys, geese, guineas, pigeons, pheasants and quail as well. Some of the breeds and varieties I have include: Turkens Welsummers Cuckoo Marans Silkies Speckled Sussex Brahmas Frizzles Leghorns New Hampshire Reds Black and Red Sex Links Black Jersey Giants Cochins Australorps Faverolles Cornish Seramas and a few mixed breeds Black, Bourbon Red, Bronze and Narragansett turkeys Toulouse geese Ringneck and golden pheasants Bobwhite quail and various pigeons and doves I also have 7 horses, 1 donkey, 2 mules and 1 pony; 7 goats; 1 lamb; 5 India blue peafowl many fish, dogs cats and assorted critters. I am currently enrolled in a university and live with my older sister, mother and grandfather. I am currently starting a breeding project with my bantams, but haven't gotten to incubation, just preparation. Though two ringneck doves generously took in one bantam egg and are sitting it. I am so excited, I'm already addicted to the forum!