I'm trying to write an add to purswade people to take up the chicken hobby by buying my chicks. (cochins and silkies) The silkies sell fast enough without help, but the cochins I almost have to give away. I am trying to use the argument about the economy and raising your own birds for eggs. I figured a trio of birds is good for a normal family (21 eggs/2 = almost a dozen a week) But I don't know how many three will eat... you think maybe a 50lbs bag a month? Any help at all apprechated. Is their any other reason to own chickens?? Anything to help me put something together. I did a nice one on silkies once... I'll see if I can find it.