In the Brooder
- Jan 18, 2012
ok - Im new to the chicken world and we have our first flock. We have 3 polish that we got at 3 months. We have the girls for their eggs and really enjoy them. We would like to keep a flock going so we have eggs continously. Our city only allows up to 4 chickens. Our girls are about a year old now and we average about 2 eggs a day. I would like some opinions on how to add to our flock.... we have considered getting 3 chicks this spring and raising them up until they start laying and then finding someone to take 2 of our girls. We are not allowed to cull our chickens within the city. This would put us over the limit for a little while but hopefully no one will be the wiser. Or we thought about get 2 chicks but I wasn't sure about the chick mortality rate. Or should we keep them another year and rasie one up and then do 3 chicks next year? We were thinking of a leghorn, road island red and an easter egger. Any thoughts or suggests from the "wise ones"?