How many chickens?

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

  1. gertie

    gertie Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    I say that you should get at least 10 more HEHEHE [​IMG]
     
  3. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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