(1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? We're into year 2 of our fowl endeavours- our first chicks arrived last March. (2/3) How many chickens and what breeds of chickens do you have right now? A majorly mixed flock of 24- 1 NH red roo 11 layer ladies (plymouth rock, RI red, buff orpington, and a dark cornish) 1 white-crested polish bantam roo 1 white-crested polish bantam hen 1 welsummer bantam hen 2 easter egger bantam hens 2 silkie roos 5 silkie hens That's just the chickens! (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Ubiquitous and helpful in search results. (5/6) What are some of your other hobbies/anything else? As to the rest of the critters- ducks, goats and guineas outside, three cats, two parrots, two more humans, and a dog inside. I have a big mixed family and I love it. Currently investigating show silkies, I'm finally signing up so I can connect with other show silkie enthusiasts, hopefully including some local ones. I'm also planning on managing my land with permacultural principles. My day job is as a software developer, but I'd love to leave it (and plan to someday), since my true passion for the natural world.