We have ordered 25 more hens. They will be arriving around September 25. Now the task at hand is to build a hen house. The “old” birds will go in the hen house, while the coop they are in now will serve as a chick house. Once the chicks are old enough, they will be integrated into the rest of the flock. The small coop will become the “love nest” for the mating pair. This will give us a flock of 49 hens, and one rooster. Plus, one “rare exotic chicken for ordering now”. Not sure what it will be, but from the pictures on the catalog, it should be pretty intersting looking. We plan on incubating the old fashioned way of letting the hen sit on the eggs. We figure??it is senseless and a waste of money to go out??and buy all sorts of expensive incubator equipment, when Mother Nature provided us with one already. By January, we should be getting 49 eggs or so a day. At this point, we are not sure how many new chicks we will have by then.