(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? We bought our chickens from a friend last year. The girls were already laying so we had instant eggs! (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Right now we have 14. We have 5 from the existing flock of 8 that we bought last summer. (3) What breeds do you have? 1 RIR, 1 not sure(she's white and lays brown eggs, 2 Leghorns, 2 Barred Rocks, 3 Black Australorps, 2 Jersey Giants, 3 banties (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Google (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Gardening (vegetable & flower), knitting, bread making (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I am a full-time homemaker and homeschooling mom to 3 precious boys! I am married to the love of my life! We have had every type of common pet possible! Right now the only pet we have, other than our chickens, is a black Cocker Spaniel named Wally. I grind wheat to make bread for my family and strive to keep our family as healthy as possible through eating organic whole foods. I would love to be completely self-sufficient, but right now that is only a dream.