I am in the fortunate and unfortunate situation that I will be acquiring more chicks than I will be able to keep long term. I suppose if I got really unlucky with illness, a rooster or two and an in-transit death, they won't be too many. But most likely I will have to give away 1-3 chicks or chickens. Anyway, here's my question... When is the best time to do this? Right away as they are cute and small and people tend to want to raise their own chicks? Wait till I start to see their personalities and give away our least favorites? (though of course by then you're probably more attached to them all.) What till they get big enough to lay? I over-ordered in part because it's been a challenge getting chicks where I live- people sell out right away and can't get in enough chicks to keep up with demand. I figured its easier to give away a couple than replace any if they died. That said, I'm now contemplating the challenge of telling my kids I they can't keep *all* their chickies. Maybe I should give a couple away before the kids see them, if I can. Or should I flout the law altogether? Hehe.