I'm just getting started and wonder what the experienced folks here think of my plan. I've been lurking here for several weeks and there are lots of great people here. I want to raise about 8-10 chickens for eggs mostly, but meat when necessary. I am buying a nice 6 ft. x 8 ft. shed and have enough room for a chicken yard about 20 ft. by 40 ft. The problem is that the minimum order for chicks is 15. I plan on raising Golden Comets from Mt. Healthy since they seem to have the disposition and hardiness I want. I think that the shed may be too small for all 15, and I would like to reduce the flock down to 8-10 before next winter but don't want to mess things up by trying to raise all 15 to the point where 5 can become dinners. Do you think I can keep all 15 and raise them correctly with the coop and run I have planned or will they get stressed and I end up with problems? Thanks in advance for your help. I'm really looking forward to raising chickens again ( grew up on a farm long ago) and I'm glad there is a forum like this to get some advice.