we've loved our chickens for over 3 years now! one turned out to be a rooster and we had to rehome him. one went into early chicken menopause and stopped laying a year ago. and sadly my little boy put up the chickens last night without counting them, locking 2 chickens into the coop and 3 OUT! Out of the 3 lock outs only 2 were still there by morning. Maybe an owl or racoon had gotten the third or something. So now I am down to 3 laying hens and that's not quite enough eggs. When we got our first batch we carried the chicks around every day and they turned into fabulous pets. I really enjoy them. The question is now: how to add a couple more. Can I start over with chicks or would the big chickens kill off my babies? If I get older chickens, will it still be possible to get them as tame as my current chickens? Thanks in advance for your insights!