(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I got my first chicks in March. They're big girls now and 5 of them are laying. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 6 hens (3) What breeds do you have? 2 Barred Rocks and 4 Easter Eggers (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? by googling for information (5) What are some of your other hobbies gardening and growing orchids (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I also have 3 cats. I have been lurking for months and have learned so much about chickens from this site.