After reading some of the posts on Chicken (Poultry) Addition Anonymous , incubator hatching stories , and how some people have started out with a couple chickens and now have a dozen or more, I thought it would be fun to do a poll. You can also post a brief story of how your flock "grew" from what you originally thought you'd have or "need". Most of all, have fun! For me, I started out with 5 pullets in 2008, got 11 more chicks in April 2010 and ordered 6 more chicks for April 2011. Why did I get more? I wanted more eggs and needed to replace the flock. I wanted to try some different breeds, including some that were more colorful! And they are so entertaining and fun to spend time with!