Hello! First time registering because I needed to ask a question myself! I’ve been reading tons of threads on this site and it’s been a big help so far.

(1) Are you new to chickens…
This is about my 8th year with chickens but this time is different: My mom died in the Spring of 2019 and she had a lot of experience (I’m an adult, she was just a great source of advice and a morning person!). Also this time I got unsexed heritage chicks. In the past I had sexed commercial layers, as did the local farm I used to work for. They had a rooster, we didn’t.

(2) How many chickens do you have right now?

(3) What breeds do you have? They’re mostly Orpington mixess with some Australorp and Maran.

(4) What are your favorite aspects of raising backyard chickens? I really liked my previous chickens but was dealing with so much racism at the time I’m hoping to actually enjoy it this time around.

(7) Bonus: How did you find BYC, how long have you known about BYC, and what made you finally join our awesome community? :D
This site came up *a lot* in my Google searches as I was looking for answers to various questions. Some of the threads were able a decade old but still helpful and relevant! I’ve been coming there for at least 4-6 months lurking and reading!