Hi, Yall, My dad gave me 3 Rock Cornish Chickens about 10 days ago. They were originally for butchering, but I think I can do more for my family if I raise them and let them breed. I have 2 hens and one rooster. I don't know how old they are. I DO know they are still young enough that they just peep and cheep at me but they have adult feathers. I have never raised chickens before, and it only took me 5 years to convince my husband to let me keep them, so when I fell into these for free, I reckoned I shouldn't look a gift hen in the mouth. Here's my question: How many hens should I have for this little rooster? I plan to free-range them and give them table scraps. I don't plan antibiotics, but do plan to use vinegar in their water. I intend to raise them naturally as possible, partly because I'm on a shoestring budget and partly because it creeps me out to give them medicine they don't need. I also raise rabbits, and they can't have any medicines at all. Maybe that's the source of the no-medicine policy for me. Any info at all is greatly appreciated.