(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? We have had egg layers for about 10 years (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 5 (3) What breeds do you have? mixed (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens? getting the eggs - we did this for the grandchildren (5) What are some of your other hobbies? many (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. We want start raising meat birds for our family and I need more info on the subject.