Hi you all!
I am starting a small egg and meat farm for my daughters and myself. My chicken pen should be done by end of November. We are remodeling our old horse barn and adding an outside pen with cover.
My thoughts are to raise Black Australorps and Silver Laced Wyandottes, since I want egg layer and meat producers. I hope to have good brooders to keep meat production up and good layers to produce 4 dozen eggs a week. Any ideas on how many hens I will need? Will 10 to 12 hens be enough? Are these breeds good enough brooders? I will need to find some young pullets after the chicken pen is finished, is anyone selling these breeds near Russellville Arkansas?