I started with four chicks and one turned out to be a roo. So now I have just the three. I want to add one to my flock and I'm torn between buying a baby chick or a started pullet and I'm curious what your thoughts are? There are certainly pros and cons to both methods. Baby Chick I could wait for my BO to go broody and pick up a baby chick and let her raise it. She could reject it but then I could raise it. But raising a single chick could be tough. And then I still have to deal with integrating her to the main flock. And there's always the issue of getting another roo again. One big plus is that I would be less likely to introduce disease to my other three hens. And I'd hope that introduction to the other two birds would go easier since the BO would act as her mom and protect her. And watching a mama hen raise a baby chick is just so adorable. Started Pullet My biggest concerns here are getting her integrated into the flock and possibly introducing disease. But maybe I'm just reading too many worse case scenarios. It would certainly be easier than raising a baby chick. No need to have baby chick feed for the baby and setting up some way to keep that separate from the egg laying hens. Ideally, a started pullet could go right onto the layer rations that the other girls are eating. So I'm curious to hear from those who have small back yard flocks. How did you add just one bird to your flock and which way did you go about it?