Went in to the local hardware store today to get a key made, and they have their chick order forms out (they come in early April)! AHHHHH!!!
While chatting with the employee (he's not the first person to say this to me), he said, "Tully doesn't have chicken police, don't worry too much about getting in trouble for having over five. Just don't get a rooster!" I do plan to get a couple more come spring. One of my current four is sort of a dud- she stops laying for weeks at any tiny stress or change.
Does anyone care to share their opinions of Light Brahmas, Silver Laced Wyandotte and Ameraucaunas? I'm leaning toward Wyandottes. I'm looking for egg production and a docile personality. They live in a pen, and on rare occasions I will bring them into the yard for an hour or so under my watch. I love the idea of the colored eggs, but it seems like Ameraucaunas might be on the flightier side? My plan is to add three, so I'll need to find someone to split an order with, but it shouldn't be a problem.