How many chickens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gertie, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. gertie

    gertie Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 8, 2009
    I have two 2-yr-old hens. Recently got two 10-week-old girls. They are separated inside the large coop. A friend of mine says I should not have 4 chickens. either 3 or 5 or a million. She says that 3 will hate a 4th. But I thought since they are different ages, two of each will stick together? I'm worried about pecking. I let them be together for a while when i'm in the coop, but i do have to intervene. I'm hoping to fully integrate them when the 10-week-olds are almost fully grown.

    I love my girls! they are the best pets i've ever had!

    So, my friends says I need to go out and get a 5th; another 10 week old. Is this true????

    thanks everybody!
  2. texaschick-a-dee

    texaschick-a-dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 8, 2008
    Texas coast
    I say that you should get at least 10 more HEHEHE [​IMG]
  3. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    the South
    Your friend can count, but chickens cannot.
  4. sherrydeanne

    sherrydeanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's like saying you shouldn't have 3 kids because of middle child syndrome.
  5. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2008
    desert of calif
    i think you are right.. the 2 older.. and the 2 new ones will stick together....
    in my huge yard i have several "groups" of chickens that were raised together as chicks, and now as adults they hang out together and roost together..
    and i think "texas" is right too... you need 10 more....

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