I was thinking out loud today and mentioned "It may be time to order/raise more chicks." The response was a loud "NO!!" It seems that the real objection is that they were raised indoors the last two times and cleaning the space after moving the teenagers out to the "Big House" was absolutely disgusting/horrendous/insert adjective here. I guess I was thinking that the layers would start about April if I got them now. I guess I will fix an outdoor brooder to keep the family onboard this little chicken ark we have here! Anyone else get a negative response to the idea of expanding your poultry enterprise? Let us know about it!!