(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Yes, I'm new to chickens. I adopted 2 hens in May and recently brought home 6 "pullets" (I'm certain at least one is a rooster) on July 1st. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 8 Chicken (3) What breeds do you have? Buff Orpington, Rhode Island Red, Cuckoo Maran, Ameracauna, Olive Egger (4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens? They are miniature dinosaurs! (5) What are some of your other hobbies? There's life outside of chickens? (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. We recently bought a home on 3 acres. We are slowly making out move into sustainable living. My husband and I have one child. We have 2 dogs, 1 cat, 2 goldfish, a million mealworms. (7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? I've been stalking this site for years. I finally got chickens, so I joined!