So, I want to keep my number of chickens to a minimum as much as possible. As of right now I have 2 chickens in ! I raise both since they were chicks so they are extremely friendly. I have a Easter Egger hen and a Rhode Island red mix rooster ( didnt crow until this morning!) both around 7months So i wanted to add more chickens and I was wondering how I should add them since most of the stuff I read about is usually adding a large group into a already big flock. I am planning to add around 2-3 hens in the future. Probably no more than three because I dont want to overload myself. I was looking into barred rocks and buff orpingtons. I was wondering on what your opinions would be.... -should i get babies and raise them first or get older birds? - My neighbor has 2 barred rock mix hens she was thinking about giving away - but i was thinking if i get 1 orpington and one barred rock chic I can raise them together and it would be like adding 2 chickens to 2 original chickens.... - is there another breed you recommend?? - How would I introduce them if their coop is pretty small and I am worried that the new birds wont go inside to sleep at night... Also if I get new chicks, I really just want no more than 3 so should i order 2? because i know they throw in extra chics. Am i even able to order than small of a number? thanks!