My daughter JB and I are going to start raising some chickens in the spring. We have a couple of acres on a mountaintop here in West Virginia. We want to start small and we have a few questions. Would it be best to start with a few (maybe 6-12) meat chickens? Our logic is that if it doesn't work out, we can just eat the chickens (which we plan to do anyway). If it does work out, we would then move on to egg chickens. Our ultimate goal would be maybe 12 egg chickens and three runs of meat chickens per year (about 25 per run). We can't free range because of predators, namely dogs, but we could fence off 2000 square feet or so. Would that be large enough? Thanks folks!