We are a family of 3. We are working on becoming more self-sufficient. I would like to maintain a flock of chickens that will provide us with meat and eggs. I am hoping to use broody hens instead of relying on incubators or buying chicks. I would like to be able to put a chicken in the stewpot each week. So I have a few questions. 1. What are some breeds of chickens that tend to go broody? 2. How many chickens would I need to maintain in my flock? 3. How often would I need to cull an older hen to make room for new hens coming up? 4. How many chicks would need to be hatched out each year? 5. How many chickens would be too many? I only ask this last question because I have turned into a chicken addict and if I'm not careful I will end up overrun. I should also mention that the meat production would be more important than egg production as 6 hens keeps us in eggs with some to give to family. We have just bought 19 acres so room shouldn't be a problem. Thanks for any advice.