If I ever pictured keeping chickens was like this, I don't think I'd have done it. It's really sad. I started with 25 from Mcmurray last spring. The summer was fine. We whittled the flock down to 15 so they would fit into the coop this winter. Then the picking began. So far I've had to cull 6 myself and they've injured two so bad, I culled them out of mercy. I culled my favorite hen tonight because she wouldn't leave another one alone. It was horrible. I guess I'm going to end up keeping two or three of the ones left and getting a few more from the hatchery this spring. But boy, it's tough doing this stuff when you've been friends with them.