Hi all, BYC has been a great resource to me over the last 3 years that I have had chickens and I am finally joining! I am in Palo Alto and also participate in the local Yahoo Group: svchickens. Here is some information about me.. How many chickens do you have right now? 2 chickens. Recently had to rehome one of them who suddenly became determined to injure one of the others. This spring plan to add 3 more to the flock. What breeds do you have? New Hampshire Red and Americana What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens? the eggs, observing their behavior and their contribution to our compost pile. What are some of your other hobbies? organic vegetable gardening.