Hi, I'm chicken-mama and I'm a bawkaholic. It started 3 years ago when I decided I wanted "only" 5 hens and a rooster. Just for fun, but also for a 'few' eggs. My little flock had grown to about 20. Until this year that is........ I took in 10 chicks, then a broody hatched a loner who now thinks I'm shim's mama (I'm still holding out for a pullet). I re-homed 3 polish chicks and took in (altogether) 6 grown hens from friends. Now I'm at 30 and in need of yet another coop expansion! LOL!! I think DH thinks I'm out of my gourd! Anybody else find they've perhaps OD'd on chicks this year?