We are new to both raising chickens and forums. So I read the new member introduction and took it literally. I think it helped. (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? We are new to chickens. We got our first chicks about 2 weeks ago. The we went and bought 3 silkies and 2 show girls and a package deal. (2) How many chickens do you have right now? We, at present, have 2 silkie hens, 1 silkie rooster, 1 show girl hen, 1 show girl rooster, Chicks - 4 black and 4 red sex link hens, 1 each black and red sex link rooster, and 4 buff orphentons. (3) What breeds do you have? (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? Google (5) What are some of your other hobbies? My wife and I have an auction in Magnolia, MS. We are both auctioneers. Several sellers and buyers had asked us about doing a chicken auction. I began researching it and we are moving forward with it. (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. I have 3 kids, 20, 18, and surprise 13.