I was going to get more ducks, chickens, and geese this spring. But when am I overdoing it? I'm mostly doing it for pets and eggs. My plan when all is said and done is to have around 25 chickens, 25 ducks, and 4 geese. Around 10 of my chickens are done with their best year of laying. I have 13 young ones that are just beginning. I don't really want to butcher them, so in 5 years I'll have a bunch of old chickens, useful only as pets. Ducks and geese aren't too expensive during the summer, they forage and swim in their pool. A lot of my chickens do that as well (minus the pool part), so feeding in summer will never get too bad. Feeding isn't even the worst in the winter, as far as I know. My wife does a lot of the morning feeding, because I'm off to work around 6. But on the weekends, I usually only give out 18 pounds during the whole weekend.