(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? I grew up with chickens. Lots of them. But have not had them as an adult yet. We are building our coop, have chicks ordered to arrive in about 3 weeks. EXCITED!! (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 12 on order. Might pick up a few more locally. (3) What breeds do you have? I have several ordered. All docile breeds. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Internet search (5) What are some of your other hobbies? Gardening, landscaping. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. Hubby and I have 2 black and white Cocker Spaniels, Jack and Joey. Jack is 10 and has been around chickens. He lays there and allows the chicks to climb on him. Very calm and loving. Joey, he is 1 year old and has never been around chickens. He will need some training. Hubby and I have our own business. We make our own schedule. We are both REALLY excited about having chickens for eggs and meat. We know how to care for them, and butcher them when needed. But, we also will be falling in love with those girls and plan to have them around us all the time.