Well, last year my flock grew to the size of 25, and then shrunk to the size of zero. No, a predator didn't get them. I had too many and they were eating too much and they all started laying somewhere other then the nest boxes and I just couldn't find them and everything was too stressful. I think I'm going to get some new chickens this year, probably three or four to keep it manageable for me. I loved having 25, but I wish I had just kept my original eight, alas, chicken math had me. I'm trying to decide if I want to just purchase some chicks, or if I want to try incubating. Pros cons for both? Thanks everybody!