3 or 4 Hens to start ? - Page 2
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Welcome and I hear your concern. We are not supposed to have chicks either where we live. We built a coop that looks like a shed and currently have 10 in there. We bought them straight-run and believe that we have 6 pullets and 4 roos, but we still are not sure. The roos will be culled here soon, to minimize the noise possibilities. I say that you should judge your hen needs by your egg consumption +1. Each hen will lay an egg a day (roughly) then reduce over winter. If you have 5 people and eat a dozen eggs a week, you would need 2 chickens (plus 1 to account for an off day) so 3 hens. I hope this is helpful.
Yes this is very helpful!!, thank you so much.