When I first gave thought to raising chickens for eggs I figured on 4 hens. That would be enough for my family of three. With any extra's for my mom and mother in law. Well. I told one set of neighbors today that we would be getting some chicks, so that we could have fresh eggs. Told her about the set up(chicken tractor) and our plans for the composting of the poop. Since they plant a garden every year. And about our fencing plans. She got EXCITED! And here I was being concerned and all about the neighbors. She goes on to tell me that they would gladly pay me for the eggs and so would some other neighbors. So it looks like i might be calling the hatchery and adding some more Buff Orps etc to the order. Which isnt due to ship until June 11th anyway. Any idea on how many more I should order? I have an order via Ideal for 3 Buff Orps and 1 Black Cochin(plus 6 Orps for a friend) How many will I need to be able to have some for the neighbors as well? Another 4 or 5? My poor husband. Maybe I wont tell him.