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I'd like more chickens - am I being greedy? Advice please

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I have had my five Omlet chickens plus cube for one whole week now :shock: and I already want more! :lol::lol: I am also addicted to this site :oops: and would very much like your advice (on just about anything you wish to share :D )

I'd like another three hens and fancy two blue/green egg layers:drool: , but not sure which breed, plus an Amber Star, or a pretty apricot colour laying white eggs :think: Don't suppose I'm asking for much! :oops:

Any suggestions where I could get them (I'm in Ligh"Ooops, word censored!"er, Surrey) and how I should introduce them?

(Mrs Bertie - I don't fancy going to Perfect Poultry on my own :anxious: - he scares me :evil::?:shock: ).

My girls aren't laying yet, so is this a good time to introduce more? Also, should I be concerned about Omlet girls and others having different vaccinations?

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Of course you're not being greedy! More chickens = more fun :lol:


Just look at the signatures from most people here, and you'll see that the chicken-addiction takes its grip fairly quickly! I couldn't believe how easy they are to look after, and once you've got a couple, well you might as well have a few more.


I can't offer advice on where to go or what sort, although I am with you on the blue/green egg ... I want one of those! However I think now is as good a time as any to introduce new ones, they will have to re-establish a pecking order and if they are not laying yet, it may not be settled. And I don't think I have heard of anyone having problems introducing hens from other breeders - as long as they have had the main vaccinations it should be ok.


Someone else who lives nearer you will turn up with breeder suggestions, I'm sure (or maybe someone will volunteer to accompany you to the scary place!)

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Same here.....I'd love a couple of blue egg layers.


You may as well introduce your new hens now....at this early stage.


There will be some squabbles to start with as new hens will alter the whole dynamic of the little group you already have.


Have a look at the back of the Practical Poultry mag for a list of breeders in your area.


Re vaccines....a reliable breeder should have a comprehensive vaccination schedule in place......you could ask them about this.


Omlet hens are fully vaccinated.

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Thank you both :D Right answers! :lol::lol::lol:

Would they have to be the same age or could I get ones that are already laying? Suppose POL would be cheaper?

Just posted a "frothy, runny yellow poo" on the Chicken Clinic, so I'd better sort that out first :( .

Will be searching for breeders in the meantime :wink:

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