Ok, so i am doing my research to see if I want to try my hand at raising chickens. I know if I do it, i would want dual purpose birds, however, I have no clues how many chickens I would need in order to get eggs and have some raise chicks. Also, how do you plan coop space for egg layers, moms and chicks when you never know how many chicks you will get? Sorry if this is on the wrong board, I have been reading for days and am just amazed at all the ins and outs of raising chickens. Thanks for your help!