I got my first chickens 7 months ago in the Fall of 2016. I started with 7 hens which seemed like a good number then. Now I'm up to 14 hens, 4 roosters (but 2 are silkies so they don't count), 17 chicks, and another 34 eggs in the incubator. Sounds like a case of chicken math.
Eggs from Easter Eggers, Black Copper Marans, Blue Copper Marans, Red Star, Black Star and Cuckoo Maran hens.
Lloyd - The Father
Lloyd the 9 month old Easter Egger Rooster - He looks very much like a Wheaten Ameraucana, except his beard is not black - it's red like the rest of his feathers. Well..now it doesn't exist because he is abused by his hens who pluck them out along with his butt feathers. Poor Lloyd.
13 and counting..(plus my "almost Paint" Silkie - Tina). These are the only ones that I've hatched chicks from...will add more later.
I had one pair..Eevee and Stevee. Sadly, Eevee was killed by a Cooper's hawk. So Steevee wasn't lonely, we got Terk & Tina (I only wanted Tina but she came with Terk). Unfortunately, Terk is a Jerk and beats up Steevee and Tina, and even fights with Lloyd. But don't worry..all chicken problems can be solved with more money and space! :D