Hello, I am writing an article about backyard chickens. I recently got two (a Buff Orpington and a Brown Leghorn, both adorable), and am enjoying taking care of them and learning about them. They should lay in a few months! For my article, I am looking for information about: 1. how may eggs the average backyard chicken will lay in her lifetime 2. how many years a backyard chicken will lay for 3. how much chicken food they eat (either cost-wise or pound wise). By this, I mean the actual chicken feed and scratch -- not the special treats we get them from our own kitchens : ) I'd also love any other information you'd like to provide. Thanks so much for your help!