Hmmm... I was only going to have 2 chickens for our family. The number went up to 3, then 5, 6, and finally 8. I kept going back to the chick store. I had to integrate 5 to the first three since the age difference. We had them a year then hubby decides to let the kids have new chicks this spring! I do 100% of the chicken work. We added 3 more and up to 12. I'm eating a non layer and I have another layer that lays bad eggs.lol
The integration process is not easy with our hens!