Chicken Addicts 12 Step Program Step 1 .Admit that you have a problem. Step 2 Let the enablers (those that introduce you to new breeds of chickens you dont have yet) know that you have a problem. Step 3 ....Purchase those new breeds of chicks from step 2. Step 4 ....Deal with the crowding situation in your coop. Step 5 Admit you have a problem. Step 6 Build a larger than necessary coop so you have room to buy more chicks. Step 7 Buy more chicks. Step 8. Invest in an incubator to start hatching your own chicks (claim this on your income tax under Health Care - it saved your life). Step 9 Clear a room in your house to keep incubators, brooders, etc. youll need the space. Step 10. Add on to your coop and assure husband its only an addition (until the eggs hatch). Step 11 . Move to more acreage so your chickens will have more room (no other reason nec.). Step 12 See step 1.