(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Yes, I am new to chickens, just got 6 pullets two weeks ago, and 3 baby chicks this past Sunday (had an 8 week old I just got Sunday die today). (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 9 (3) What breeds do you have? 2 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Rhode Island Reds and babies are 2 Black Copper Marans and 1 Blue Copper Maran (the departed chick was a Blue Copper Maran as well) The Marans are straight runs, and since I cannot not have roosters, I am hoping that I get at least two hens. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Google Search (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Gardening, Yoga, Drumming, and love animals in general (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I am married with 3 boys (a 5 year old, and twins that are 3). We have two cats, and a puppy. Very busy house.