I have been on here for about a little over a year now and have learned lots about chickens. My goal was to have about 30 chickens so I figured that if I started out with 96 chicks I would have enough encase some died, or if a varmint got some. My thinking was completely off as I only lost 1 bird so as time went by and the feed bill kept getting worse, I had to sell or give away most of them. I currently have about 22 hens and two roosters. I am addicted to chickens soo much that I currently have 15 chicks in the brooder so I can get a heads start this spring with incubating. Hope all has a great Thanksgiving!