My husband and I have been talking about getting chicken for the past 6 months and are finally ready to jump in feet first! We live on an acre of land that was my grandmother's. Fortunately her large chicken coop is still functional with only minor repairs and the chickens will have a large area to free range. Our main question before we order our chicks is "How many chicks is too many when you're first starting out?" Several of the hatcheries we researched have minimum orders of either 15 or 25. Is starting out with 25 a huge undertaking? I'm so numbers driven that when I saw we could get 25 chicks for the same price as 15 (from different hatcheries), I immediately said "Why not 25?". The DH wasn't so keen on my farm economics. We're so excited about joining the BYC family and have already gained so much knowledge from you all! Hoping to get some feedback. Cheers!