i'm set up for no more than 12 birds. i had to order 25. my friend can't take half like she thought she could. i want to just sell half of them, but hubby wants to keep them & free range them or something. we have two dogs & i can't imagine this working out. i'm going to have to do something pretty quick because they are going to grow out of their brooder space soon (originally intended for 12, not 26). i think i'm going to sneak sell. he doesn't pay enough attention to know if there are 12 or 26.