We are going to order chicks next spring to start a breeder flock (pet quality) and I was curious how many birds I should order. Our goal is to have a closed flock of pretty looking, hardy, layers. We do not intend to show, but we want to begin with enough chickens to be able to be selective about which ones we choose to breed. We have room to comfortably house about 15 more chickens. (About 30 chickens in all, we currently have easter eggers and we are thinking about getting hatchery faverolles.) So how many males/females should we order?