My original flock was from ideal poultry and consisted of 3 Buff Orpington pullets. (one was a roo) gave him away at a few weeks old. 1 Black Cochin pullet (she was supposed to be a roo) Two mallard ducks. Both are drakes. They were all hatched July 7. I then bought two black chicks from a local farm. They were around the same age. I really wanted eggs so I purchased two production reds that were two years old from a local farm. On a whim I bought 4, 5 month old OEGB pullets and a roo. I really wanted more eggs so I traded a pair of Buff American Geese for a brown laying hen, a laying Colombian Wyandotte, and a 5 month old black Astralorp I feel like I'm at my max now. My youngest are 15 weeks so I'm waiting for those, my now 6 month old OEGB and my black astralorpe to start laying.