Is Two Chickens Too Little?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CovertS2, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. CovertS2

    CovertS2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been begging for chicken for months and I finally received the ok I had been hoping for! When I get them, will they be lonely if there are only two of them? Would three be better or will it not make any difference? I need answers ASAP cause I'm hoping to get them next week!

    Thank you!:)
     
  2. CorinneP

    CorinneP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Morning, I am unsure of the answer to your question as I jumped in with more than 2 , What I can tell you is if you decide later say two weeks or so that you wish you had got three and get another baby chick it probably couldn't go right in with the other two chicks .. A couple weeks makes a huge difference in the pecking order and the younger one will get pecked at more than likely. If you are buying two Mature Hens adding a third later won't be hard. I would Be very careful not to get Two Roosters if you get one Hen though .. Hopefully some one will be able to tell you if they have ever had just two .. I wouldn't want to see just one though I do think it would be lonely : ) Welcome to The Very Fun World of Raising Chcikens ![​IMG]
     
  3. Chickee Momma

    Chickee Momma Out Of The Brooder

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    My 3 three year olds are happy to have each other. They are very social & vocal and I think they would not be so happy with just two.They keep each other entertained and not bored. So I think its a good thing to have more. I have just begun the research on adding more chickens. Great question. Great information in the response you got too!
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I've always gone with 3 at a time. That way if something happens, I will be left with 2, and not a single.

    Imp
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
  6. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi && Welcome!!!!
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    I usually go with three at a time. Just in case something happens to one of them.
     
  7. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome! I agree with everyone else that too many things could happen if you only get two and leave one alone by itself. Get at least three. Or twenty! [​IMG]
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Get three. Which in chicken math translates into 10. Or more. :p
     
  10. SmallFarmChick

    SmallFarmChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would get 3. SO if something happens to the 3d one... you'll still have 2 happy chickens. [​IMG]
     

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