I need some advice to make my final decision on this. I love my girls and I have 16. I've had chickens for the last 3 years now and I have culled once. I usually get the red sex link and have them as layers and get them at 19 weeks. I have been thinking about getting chicks this year but I am not sure. If I do I would cull the ones I have and get the new girls. I've had very had very bad expierences with mixing lots and I won't do it again. I've been getting mixed opinions regarding it. I am able to raise chicks ( I did it when I was younger ) but some are saying don't it's not worth it and some are saying it's best to raise them yourself. Should I start with chicks or just continue with the ready-to-lay girls?