Hello all. This is my first year with chickens, and thanks to all of your great post, things are going really well! We started with 8 chicks, they are now about 3 months old. We lost 2 to one of the family dogs and one to a red fox, however, it seems we have all predators now under control. So now we have 5. I'm considering adding a few more Hens as caring for 7-8 birds isn't any more work than caring for 5... Wondering if you more experienced folks think adding to the flock now has any advantages to waiting until the girls are a bit older? Is there less stress, pecking, etc becasuse they are still fairly young? It's just me, my wife and our 1 year old boy, so, 5 Hens will probably be enough eggs for us (once they start laying). Any/all thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Will post pics later of our coop and girls... Thanks!