I am wondering if anyone has determined the minimum number of chickens that they would need to keep in order to sell enough eggs to pay feed costs? or could anyone tell me what the average number of eggs you could expect from a chicken per week? I know this will vary by breed somewhat, but I guess I am just trying to get an idea of chicken productivity vs. feed costs. For instance: 12 chickens = 8 eggs per day @ 7 days a week that is 56 eggs. minus 12 eggs for the family, that is 3 1/2 dozen extra eggs to sell. Selling for $2.50 (price for my co-workers eggs) that would give $9.16 per week in cash to help pay for feed. Is my chicken math anywhere near correct? I would really appreciate any opinions or information on this topic.