I'm in a semi urban environment, and I don't have a large space for chickens, so ideally I will end up having 3-4 hens at most. I got two chicks last week, a welsummer and an ameraucana. I met someone today who told me that I should have got 3 because if I lose one, the other chicken will need a friend (of course) and also it would be hard to introduce a new chicken into the coop later on down the road. My "master plan" was to raise these two chickens until they started laying then decide at that point what other breed of hen I want, then get a new chick which would be introduced into the coop once it got big enough. The person I spoke to said that is difficult to do - can anyone weigh in on this? Should I go get another chick now (even though it will be a couple of weeks younger than my other chicks?). Or can I stick to my original plan and just hope I don't lose one?