- Sep 29, 2014
Hello, I'm new here but have read quite a few posts and enjoy the site. My wife and I are within a week or so of purchasing our first home and we'll be in the country with 5 acres. My question is this. I've read that you should wait until spring to get chickens to start your flock. I don't want to wait till spring. So will it be ok to get 3-4 chickens and a rooster of the same breed that I'm going to get in the spring and then add a dozen or so in the spring of the same breed? The second question I have is what breed would be good for Southeast Oklahoma for both eggs and meat? If it helps to answer the question I plan to free range the chickens.