Hi, a few of you have read or contributed suggestions to my recent post about having had to rehome my chickens because of their loud squawking and an intolerant s.o. The chickens were protesting because I had to cut down on their time out of the pen. We live in a neighborhood and he was concerned about the neighbors complaining. I ended up keeping 2 of the 5; both are EEs which never picked up on the squawking the others did. I'm not sure if they are just characteristicly quieter birds. Now this may just be projection of my own feelings about losing the 3, but do you think the 2 remaining will be lonely since they are used to a larger flock? More objectively, I'm concerned about their well being during the winter. The winters here aren't that harsh, but there may be a few days of 0-20 F. Now there'll be only 2 to generate body heat. Any thoughts? I'm thinking I need at least 3 or 4 chickens to maintain a happy flock, but it's his place and his call until we move to acreage in a year or two. I told him I'm going to get a least 50 then to make up for lost time!