1 part hickory to 3 parts apple (or 1 pt hickory, 1 pt apple, 1 pt pecan). You can still say you used hickory and won't be dishonest. Some of the best q I've ever made was done by mixing woods. And I agree on keeping the smoke wood to a minimum. 3 small chunks that equal a single large man's fist should be plenty for poultry.
Modded Brinkmann Gourmet. Basic UDS. Rescued 22.5" OTS. SJS Mini-WSM. Stubbs. B&B Oak Lump.
Cannondale 2009 F8 (for burning off all the great BBQ)