Been Lurking for a few days, wanted to fill out a profile before I posted but am unable to. It is either the Windows 10 monster, or I have to post first! So, here is the copied recommended format! (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?....... New to Chickens, in the process of buying property in North East Colorado that will allow me to, so I am doing my research here! (2) How many chickens do you have right now?....... 0 (3) What breeds do you have? .......none, I want pets as much as food. Dual purpose layers/meat and from info here I am leaning towards Doniniques. Havent seen anything about effects of elevation (5000+ foot) on different breeds. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?....... Internet search. (5) What are some of your other hobbies?....... Anything outdoors, hunting, fishing, Hobby Farming. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share...... Family of 5 is looking forward to be able to have chickens and possibly Goats. Just a cool Dachshound named Rommel for a pet. I am Military, a Toolmaker, Welder, and general Jack of all trades! Great site so far, lots of good info here! Thanks to all that are so willing to help and share their experience!