(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? -Yes, I have never had chickens before. I don't even have them yet. Within the next couple of weeks I plan on building a coop and purchasing chickens. I am really looking forward to it. (3) What breeds do you have? -I am very curious about breeds. I live a block back from the River, Lots of very tall douglas firs -very shaded area. Im not sure what variables to consider in choosing breeds. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? -A family friend just purchased chickens after years of not having them and said she had learned a lot from this site. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? -Anything outside, photography, cooking, tea and coffee, fellowship (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. -I have a 4 year old dog, Hondo. I am concerned about his interactions with the chickens. We adopted him and his paperwork said he had killed a chicken before. If anyone has any advice about dogs and chickens I would love to hear. -I am 23, my husband and I have just moved into a place where we can put down some roots. I am really looking forward to having space to tend vegetable and flower gardens and have chickens!