Hello, Just introducing myself. Name is Fawn, and I'm located in SE Wisconsin. I have been reading, studying planning, building, setting up, organizing equipment and getting ready to begin having chickens for over a year!! I have some friends who have them, so I've been picking their brains, as well as learning as much as I possibly can before I start. I look forward to continue learning from you all, and can't wait for the babies to arrive! I used the new member intro template to tell you a little bit more about myself: (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I am a newbie... my first ever flock of chicks are due to arrive next Week!!! (2/7-8/17) (2) How many chickens do you have right now? I will be getting 9 (3) What breeds do you have? Silver Lace Wyandotte Buff Orphington Rhode Isle Red Black Sex link (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Surfing for info last year when I first started researching. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? I camp and trail ride all over the country with my horse and dogs. Photography, rodeo, camping, hiking, Barn Hunting with the dogs, dog agility, gardening... (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I have 3 herding dogs and a horse. I work full time as a software programmer and part time I am a professional dog trainer and photographer. I have my dog training facility on my property and hold barn hunt events and training classes in dog sports and obedience.