Thinking of getting some chickens

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Thinking of getting some chickens
« on: September 03, 2019, 11:20 »
Good afternoon all,

I really want to get some chickens but my plot isn't very big. What is the minimum amount of hens recommended? I'm sure I read somewhere that you shouldn't have one on its own.

any help is welcome.
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Re: Thinking of getting some chickens
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2019, 14:05 »
three.
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Re: Thinking of getting some chickens
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2019, 14:44 »
three.

Nice and simple answer. Thank you.

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Re: Thinking of getting some chickens
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2019, 15:51 »
I agree with everyone else.  Three seems to be the optimum number.  Over the years, when one of mine has died, I have replaced it with two, bringing the flock up to four, then when another goes I leave it at three, but once it drops below three I introduce two more birds.  It seems to take the sting out of the scrapping to be leader of the flock if the "newbies" come in in twos. 



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