Hello all, I'm a newbie chicken lover in Savannah, Georgia. Originally from a small town in Illinois, I moved to Savannah a few years ago after living in Charleston, SC for a bit. I love the South but am a true Midwesterner! (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Yes! I just got my first 5 chicks last week. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? I currently have 3 Rhode Island Reds and 2 Amber links, though we only plan on keeping three and sharing the other two with a friend. (3) What breeds do you have? RI reds and Amber links. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? From a friend. She and her husband had a small backyard flock and I was pumping her for info before we got our chicks. She directed me here. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? I love to sew, knit, crochet, garden and bake. Though I don't have much time for those things now because I'm going back to school. I'm currently in nursing school with the goal of becoming a lactation consultant. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. My husband is an environmental chemist and we have a two year old son. I'm working as a research technician in a molecular biology lab for the time being and will start school full-time next spring. We have a 14 year old Golden Retriever and an 8 year old cat. I'm so excited to be a chicken mama and really appreciate all the information and support on this forum. What a wonderful website!!