Hi! I'm a high school senior trying (some what successfully) to convince my parents to let me get chickens. I have a family of 8 people... we go through a 3 dozen carton of eggs in about a week and a half. How many chickens do you think I need for my family? Also how big of a coop will I need for them? I know the recommended 2-4 sq ft per bird... but I just need an approx. size. My dads issue with chickens is that he doesn't want an ugly coop that will decrease property value (I have a fairly large yard). How much approx. will a coop that's not too ugly and fits all the chickens I need cost? Thanks!!