My husband is finally warming up to this whole country living thing. In fact in ways he is more protective of the animals than I am! However, we have reached an impasse, and I need ya'll help to convince him. Or to prove me wrong, either way. I have a small flock. 3 cockerels, 2 pullets, a hen (2-3 yrs) and an old hen, age unknown. I would like to get 3-4 more pullets/hens. I know I have too many boys to girls. I've told DH that to ensure we get eggs/chicks, the ratio b:g needs to be at least 1:2, if not more. I'd like to get more now, he wants to wait until spring when we might have chicks. I then said we wont have chicks if he have too many roos. What do ya'll think? Should I get hens now, so they can get used to each other over the winter, or wait until spring. I dont want chicks because I have trouble getting rid of roos. I'm a softy, I know. Thanks!