Chicken lovers of America - SAVE ME! I have a small flock of Black Java's - 5 hens, 1 rooster; now 1 year old. They've been a GREAT flock! And I know that they'll molt next fall/winter, which means no eggs This makes me VERY sad. So, I'll need to add 6-12 NEW Black Java's to the flock in order to have new layers, right? I'd like these new ones to be added by mid-May. They'll hopefully start laying before it gets too cold - mine layed well ALL winter! Trouble is - no one's broody. I'd rather not incubate. I can get chicks May 20th, but that's really cutting it on the edge of when I'd like to have the chicks by. And this year, we've decided to try broilers...so I'm getting a lot of 25 Freedom Rangers on Good Friday! So, please, help me - tell me NO MORE chicks!!! Explain to my heart the reasons my head is screaming (feed costs, clean up, pasty butt, worry the power's going to go out in a thunderstorm.....) Because my heart is saying - just call and see if you can get Black Java chicks to go in with the Freedom Rangers.... So far, I've resisted the urge to pick up the phone....but I feel like a war is raging in my head............. Thank you for your support. I don't need that many more birds....I don't need that many more birds..... I'm NOT building a coop this year - I'm building a perimeter fence so they can free range!!! I'm NOT building a coop this year - I'm building a fence!