I took the liberty of consolidating the Chicken Addicts 12 Step Program. 1. Admit you have a problem. 2. Let the enablers (those that introduce you to new breeds of chickens you don't have yet) know that you have a problem. 3. Purchase those new breeds of chicks from step 2. 4. Deal with the crowding situation in your coop. 5. Admit you have a problem. 6. Build a larger coop so you have room to buy more chicks. 7. Buy more chicks. 8. Invest in an incubator to start hatching your own chicks (this can be claimed with the IRS under Health Care - it saved your life). 9. Clear a room in your house (displace child if nec.) to keep your new incubator, brooders, etc. you'll need the space. 10. Add on to your coop and assure the husband that it's only "an addition" (til the eggs hatch). 11. Move to more acreage so your chickens can have more space (no other reason necessary). 12. Give it up-you have an addiction. ***Disclaimer-this program does NOT claim to "cure" the addiction.