Ever since I got my 17-week old pullets, I've wanted to get some chicks. I've even thought of trying to hatch some eggs. However, I want to be realistic - and don't want to get in over my head. In reading through many threads here, people joke around saying things like "If you already have 10, what's 10 more?" "A few more won't hurt." So my question: In ordering chicks, do you take into consideration that some might die - or there might be some roosters (when you can only have pullets) . . . How do you figure out realisitically how many chicks are plenty without being too much? Is ten more (or 20 more or 50 more) really not that big a deal? And if you DO get too many, how simple is it to sell the extras? How long do you have after getting the day old chicks before they're big enough to go to the coop & run?