So I'm sure some of you have seen my questions and stories about my very special (to me anyway) 6 month old Lavender Orpington Repecca (now renamed Roopecca). She's had foot/balance issues, crop issues, and now she crows. Since everyone has a different opinion as to her gender based on appearance it is possible she is a she, but my breeder guarantees hens. One of my flock actually turned out to be a big beautiful Roo which he took back and gave me a hen, 2 actually but that's another story. When I told him Repecca crowed he said that means he owes me a hen. I told him, sorry, I love this crazy chook and won't be returning him/her. His answer? "I have never misjudged a gender twice for a customer, rarely even once! I will give you one free hen." Now THAT'S a fair and honest businessman! SO! I am getting another chook! And another dilemma. Having recently integrated 2 new pullets into my little flock I've learned how social they are. The 2 have become total bonded buddies while the original 3 are equally bonded. Reminds me of high school cliques! So I asked my breeder, Ray, about this and wasn't it important to never integrate just one pullet? He agreed. Doh. Did I think he would say no? But seriously, I would be very upset with myself to create a "loner" in my flock. So. I'm going to have to buy one. Ray has some Barred Rock chicks not ready for outside.(I don't do itty bitties, yet) He has some Silver Laced Wyandotte (I already have one currently) and a trio of Jersey Giants which are acclimated and ready for outdoors. I am attracted to the JG. Good egg producers! So, 2? New dilemma. If I take 2 of the trio of JG that leaves one pullet allllll allloooone!I feel so bad cuz it has been only with its siblings. Hubby almost fainted when I suggested taking all 3. I really don't know what to do now. The new will be small for a bit. Hopefully I can get a bigger henhouse built before they feel crowded. How bad would it be to leave a single pullet on her own?