Hi, I am new to the site. I live in NE Ohio and on June 13 became a mom to 5 chicks for the first time. I have wanted chickens my entire life and I have finally done it! My girls are all different breeds ; Speckled Sussex, Black Australorp, Dominique, Buff Orpington and Welsummer. I would like to add a few more birds this spring. Our coop will accomodate 12 birds but I will keep it under that number. A friend of a friend told me that it is best to get even numbers of chickens because they pair up in a buddy system and when there is an odd number someone will get left out and picked on. Has anyone ever heard of this being true? I would like to know before I order more chicks. Thank you very much.