Comment: Granger is right. Start with 3 or 4 chickens

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Granger is right. Start with 3 or 4 chickens

I have 8 and they are plenty. The only way I would start with more is if you buy the eggs to hatch or un-sexed. Then 4 or 5 months later you eat the males.