Hi, I am new to this site so here is a run down of me ... (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I have had chickens for about twenty years. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? At the moment I have only 5 due to a bird of prey, next year I will be getting another two, (3) What breeds do you have? Annie - Araucuna, Dyliss - black tail, Esme - Azur, Susan - Medici and Pepper - Coucou de Rennes (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens? I find them calming, they give but expect nothing back and accept me into their flock. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? I have two dogs Alfie - Havanais and Ben - Golden retriever, and three cats Jezabelle - tabby, Molly - torti. And Sidney - marmalade. I also have a very patient husband - Bill. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. We are retired in sw France and are carrying out a self build. (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? I have known about byc for some time and finally joined having read a small question relating to omlet hen houses for which I have one.