Which is better? 2 or 4...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by nikkimay, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. nikkimay

    nikkimay Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All,

    You may have seen my post about introducing chickens........ well, now we are wondering if we should do it at all...

    We had 3 - and that was just perfect......... now that we've lost one i'm not sure if we should just leave the two remaining girls on their own, or try to introduce 2 new friends.........

    I am in the city, and technically only supposed to have 3 without a permit, so 4 would be pushing it.... also i think 4 would be the limit that our coop should hold, even though they get lots of free ranging time.........

    so what do you all think? would my girls be happiest just the two of them on their own, or do you think they'd rather have new friends...... i just want what's best for them, and i'm wary of introducing drama with new girls........

    help!
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Introducing someone new is a very stressful situation for the birds. Since you're not sure if you want to get more or not, it would probably be better to just keep the two of them.
     
  3. nikkimay

    nikkimay Out Of The Brooder

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    you're probably right - it just seems so empty in the yard without her - but that dosen't necessarily mean that my other two girls want more company...
     

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