(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Yes and no. It has been a long time since I had chickens and I am a newbie to a gander, White Chinese goose. In the past I owned chickens on and off from a silky to Rhode Island Reds. I have incubated and hatched eggs and also raised 25 Rhode Islands Red from a straight run mail order. This was all 20 yrs or so ago and I feel like I have to relearn everything. We dug up the incubator and bought a heating lamp. I am going back and forth between what I want to get. My DH was sure I should get Rhode Island Reds again and I also thought I would get just one type of chickens but now I am leaning more towards a little of everything. I tend to favor the dual purpose heavy breeds but I think I should get a couple of Silkies for my 8 yr old twins. Also we picked up these roosters and a gander. Now I think I want more geese also but am undecided which ones would be the nicest for letting run loose in the back yard. The Chinese gander is a good boy but he is very young still and I read they can get protective and aggressive as they get older. I am checking Craigslist SoCal all the time to see if there is anything in our area. That is how I got the roosters and gander. I am also waiting on some Dark Marran eggs, other Marran eggs and possibly Silky eggs to buy from people that live close by. I was not planning to incubate originally but the cost of some of the chicks or adults are a bit pricey and funds are limited. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? (3) What breeds do you have? I just have three chickens, Black Jersey Giants, and they are all roosters. One Chinese gander. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? I was googling on the internet and found this board. (5) What are some of your other hobbies? quilting (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. We have a herd of Nubian goats, one tiny dog, an African Grey parrot and 2 parakeets. Currently we are also building a chicken coop and just finished a gander house. We are also debating putting the chickens in with the goats and or the gander. Does anyone have experience with that?