So we bought 4 pullets on May 1st, 4 different breeds. They didn't lay for a while, and then fall/winter hit, so a total of 3 dozen eggs, tops. Oh well. They are more pets than livestock. 1 died from what we thing was merck's (took her to the vet emergency room with a limp wing, she was fine for a month after and then got worse, had to put her down) - Wyndotte Now, another month later, the big and healthy Cochin just dropped dead. Was fine 3 hours ago, went to go check them for the night..boom...on her side. Now we only have two left. One silkie bantam (who has laid) and an easter egger (who has never laid) So, can 2 birds be fine together without a flock? Or do we worry that they are diseased and don't want to introduce more?