(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? Yes!! I'm at the researching stage. I would like to start my chicken adventure Spring 2012. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? 0. Would like to start with 4. (3) What breeds do you have? None. Am considering Rhode Island Reds. (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Googling "raising chickens". (5) What are some of your other hobbies? I like to read and dream about living on my farm in Kansas. I live in Virginia now. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. My husband of 35 years-the love of my life, 2 great children, 3 wonderful grandchildren, and 2 dogs. My husband retired this Spring and I'm still plugging along as a Social Worker.