I just quadrupled the size of my flock today I bought 15 chicks last night at a swap meet. Really, just 15, and I thought that should hold me over until spring. Then this morning, I walked past 5 cages of chickens, all cramped so tight they couldn't move (this coming from the woman who didn't even want to put two small roosters in a medium sized dog crate for fear they wouldn't be comfortable). They were completely soiled and stunk so bad. On top of that they had been rained on all day long. I bought them all, all 54 of them. I'm certain there are quite a few roosters, but there are just as many or more pullets and for $2 each, I can't complain. I am guessing they are approx 12-14 weeks old, as the barred rocks are about the same size as mine. There are also light brahmas and australorps. I hadn't planned on coming home with so many, and now I'm in a pinch and have them in a dog kennel in quarantine, because the new rooster is in quarantine, and I didn't want to mix them up, just in case these new ones were infected with something. Now I'm not sure what to do with all of these roosters and what to do with the brahmas that weren't in my favorite breeds either. I do think all of the brahmas are pullets though, so I guess if I had to keep them, it wouldn't be the end of the world if they would lay some eggs. I guess this isn't necessarily a flock management question, but I'm wondering if anyone else has taken on a few too many birds and felt a bit overwhelmed? They will be well taken care of, and I plan on bathing all of the new ones tomorrow if it's not raining. I have enough coop space for 80 chickens at 4 sq ft. per bird, but two coops share the same run, and would obviously infect my current flock if they were in fact sick.Fortunately, they do look healthy aside from the mud and poo though. Anyone have any pointers? I will keep them for the 30 day quarantine, but I do plan on selling some of them. I guess I was just hoping that someone would say, "yep, been there, done that, rescued a bunch of birds, and now I have too many. You are not alone." LOL. Sometimes, I'm just a sucker I think.