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2 or 3?

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Letters Mon 20-May-13 20:27:56

Have kept chickens for 2 years now and they were snatched a few months back in a fox attack. We have just decided to get some more as our dd1(3) is still heart broken about them disappearing. I have been told its better to keep 3 than 2 but can't find any evidence to back this up. I would like 3 but dh only wants two as he says the last two were fine. Anyone help me out with any actual evidence that 3 is better? grin

IncogKNEEto Mon 20-May-13 21:11:44

Three is better than two because if one gets ill/dies then you won't be left with one on its own. Chickens don't like to be alone grin

Blackpuddingbertha Mon 20-May-13 21:12:04

Three. In my experience chickens die randomly. I think the idea is that if you have three you don't leave one on their own if one of them should meet their maker. Anyway, more chickens is always better!

IncogKNEEto Mon 20-May-13 21:13:52

I was only meant to get three mind you...and we've got ten...so I might not be the best person to ask grin

Letters Tue 21-May-13 22:15:07

I have been given the go ahead to get three grin

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