Hello, everyone!! I am very excited to join your group!! I am extremely new to this chicken rearing...but don't actually have a flock yet. I am in the beginning stages still. (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I am looking into getting 8 chickens...after we build the coop, that is. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 0 (3) What breeds do you have? I would like to get some friendly ones...I want my 14 year old twins to enjoy them as well. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Completed a search to find out about chickens and how to raise them. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Well, I am a 4th grade teacher and love animals and always looking for a way to bring them into my classroom. Over the years, my family and I adopted a dog, cat, 2 ferrets, and koi in our pond out back. And the dog has a pet frog in the pond. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I have a wonderful husband who puts up with my "love" for animals, even though he is not an animal lover. He always works hard to make sure our family is happy. He was actually the one who wanted to get chickens to begin with, and now that he has voiced his desire, I am willing to help make it happen!! We are so excited (perhaps me a bit more), but have LOTS of questions... I am glad I found this site. It looks great.