I'm new here, and new to raising chickens (I don't have any yet.) In my area I can legally have 2 chickens. I'm glad that at least it's legal here, but disappointed at the pitifully small number allowed. Our yard is right near --and visible from--a busy street so I think it would be difficult to hide more. I was wondering if anyone else has had experience with such a small "flock"--if you can even call it that! Is it even doable? Specifically I'm wanting to know: 1. Can 2 chickens give each other enough companionship or would they be lonely? Would they be able to keep each other warm in the winter? Temperatures here sometimes get below zero. 2. If one died would the other one accept another companion, if I could even find one? 3. Is it a lot of work to care for just two chickens for what you get in return? We wouldn't be doing it just for eggs, but also fertilizer and as a learning experience and fun for the kids and us. I would love to know what anyone has to say about small flocks. Thanks!