(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I am not new to chickens. I had bantams while I was growing up in New York state. The rooster was very mean and attacked me all the time. I didn't get any more chickens until after I was married. My husband and I had a flock of chickens about twelve years ago, but had to get rid of them when we moved from ND to OK. When we moved back to ND this year, we started another flock. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? We have about 40. (3) What breeds do you have? Bielfelders, Austrolorps, Buff and White Orpingtons, Dominiques, Black Giants, Salmon Favorelles, Barred Rocks, Buff and Silver Brahmas, and Wyandottes. (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens? Taking care of them and watching them scratch around and play outside. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? fishing, gardening, horses (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I have a husband, seven dogs two of them are rescue dogs. My husband hunts waterfowl and we have six Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community?