Hello All, this looks like a great spot for information and I'm glad I stumbled across it. Well then, on with the questions: (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I'm just about as new as you can get to chickens. When I was young my grandparents had a farm were they had scaled down from a full livestock farm to just crops. The only remainder, beside a few old barn cats, was a 60 year old coup. One of the first memories I have was of a little black chick amongst dozens of the yellow chicks. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? Zero but we're preparing for 4-6'ish (3) What breeds do you have? That's part of the reason I'm here; looking for the right breed for our family. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? I actually Googled "back yard chickens" with out knowing about the site and it was the first result! (5) What are some of your other hobbies? I'm in to old cars, motorcycles, hot rods, kustoms, hunting, fishing, reading, writing, old buildings, old maps, old books, and the list goes on... (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. My wife a April, my son Max, and I (Cory) live just North of Lansing Michigan and are preparing to start up our first flock. We are interested in a small flock of chickens for eggs.