Originally Posted by dmaldet
I understand that. Just want to see if we should try and get a few more to push the hen numbers up. If we had a couple more should they be the same age as these or doesn't it matter?
from my advice I would get the same age if you are putting them in together with these guys or there will probably be a pecking order problems. Chickens can't tell age but they can tell size. Also if you are separating them if you get more I would also separate the roos because more than one roo together will tend to fight quite often, but if you are free ranging it's not as big of a deal with the roos. Its your choice if you want to add new birds at different ages. But if you do different ages there will be fights and pecking going on