Hi! The hubby and I started with 2 Buff Orpington hens and a rooster 3 or 4 years ago. Now, we have 2 more BOs, around 21 Barred Plymouth Rocks who are in their 2nd season, 8 Brown Leghorn pullets and 1 BL cockerel, 8 Pekin (rapidly growing) ducklings, a stray Banty rooster we rescued from the neighbor dog, and now 5 freshly hatched mystery Banty chicks to eventually keep him company! Whew. It all happened so fast! I was so opposed to chickens to start and now I'm crazy about them.