I have really searched for a definitive answer to this question before posting and this IS my first post. I have a family of 4. We like eating eggs and not just for breakfast. We usually go through about 1½ to 2½ dozen eggs per week. Roughly how many hens would it take to supply this many eggs, generally speaking? I have been reading this forum for several days and am looking forward to this new endeavor of raising yard birds. I am at a loss in choosing breeds. I know almost nothing of the difference between breeds but I like the looks of the RIR and Buff colored hens, as well as the 'traditional' white ones, whatever they are called. I know, my ignorance is showing..... Any help is appreciated. If it makes any difference, I am located is South Georgia, so winters are very mild. And I have LOTS of room to let the girls roam.