We're going to get chickens, and how many should we, could we feasibly keep? We live in town and have a 80x200 yard, and plan on a 10x20 coop with about a 10x20 permanent enclosed run which they will stay in with free range in the yard for periods of the day when we can supervise. There are 5 in the family -- 7 when the girls come home on leave, and we're a bunch of egg lovers. We go through at least 2 dozen eggs a week right now, and I'm sure we'd eat more if we could. We've decided upon Barred Rocks, Brahmas, and Speckled Sussex as our main birds, with a few Buff Orps and Aussies thrown in for variety -- and maybe a couple of Barnevelders and Welsummers too, not sure yet (I'm having a hard time picking bird breeds, they're all so neat).