Last Monday we acquired 3 more, a rooster and 2 hens; they somehow escaped the truck that came to get the rest.
Here are the 2 older hens, keeping cool in the tall grass.
We may keep these five for awhile; time will tell. Certainly, 1 rooster to 4 hens is much better odds for everyone.
If we continue with chickens, I would like to get a different breed. We had a few Buff Orpingtons a couple of years ago, and I liked them. They were pretty, and they enjoyed walking around the yard and garden and eating bugs. These chickens we have now aren't so keen on doing that.