We have just joined backyard chickens but have kept chickens in the past. We have recently bought 26 straight run chicks and are finishing up a coop for them for when they are older. Our daughter is very good with all of our animals, loves chickens, and would like to start a small egg business with the hens, she is enrolled in 4-h and plans to show next year (not old enough this year). Do any of you have kids doing similar, and if so how many hens do you recommend to start them with? We or course are not planning on her making thousands only equivalent to say allowance type money!