Hello all! My name is Amanda Reid. I live in West Virginia. My family and I are going to be getting a few chickens for eggs as well as pets. As I research vairous things about raising chickens, feeding, housing etc. I am continually referred to this group. I am so excited to learn from u all. Any and all suggestions about products, chicken must have's, do's and dont's, coop construction, etc is welcome! Thank u all so much for ur time. I look forward to this new adventure! (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? We are brand new to the chicken world! (2) How many chickens do you have right now? We r planning on starting out small with about 5 chickens. We r building a coop big enough to house about 20 chickens in case we decide to expand. (3) What breeds do you have? We have been looking at dual purpose breeds as well as the rainbow layers! Also want a mild mannered breed that will b ok around children. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Mostly Pintrest, but also as I google search for ideas on brooders and coop plans i have been referred back to ur group. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? I love gardening! Chickens is the beginning and if all goes well we would love to have a few different types of animals on our small hobby farm.