I've never owned chickens before, but I am expecting my first little (7) flock tomorrow morning!! As I wait with ever increasing impatience, I've been looking through all the other posts and pictures of you lucky ones that are already enjoying your babies. When it comes to size, I realize that some of our flocks are restricted to space, or city regulations, but I think that even if I didn't have those restrictions, I can't imagine needing more than 20 chickens at any time. For those of you who have more than that - what do you plan to do with so many? Where do you keep 80 chickens? And those of you who like to hatch your own eggs - how do you keep your flock at a reasonable size? I also realize that some of you may have other purposes for having chickens other than for pets or just supplying your family with eggs. Can you share your personal chicken philosophy with me to help me expand my horizons? Thanks for sharing your experience with a newbie!