I'm trying to decide what method would be best for having 50-100 layers. 1. Would it be best to hatch out my total desired number of layers each year and sell/process the year old layers once the new ones hit laying age (housed separately until year olds are removed/sold). 2. Or hatch out half the desired number of layers each year and every second year sell/process the 2 year old layers. I'm worried about disrupting the pecking order every year by introducing a lot of new chickens and removing half. Do you find introducing new chickens disrupts the pecking order and therefore causing stress affects their laying? The first method has the benefit of having layers at their peak production, but requires more hatcher/brooder/grow-out space. The second method means less space for hatcher/brooder/grow-out space, but means I have half of the flock being "less productive" the second year, and also involves stress from continual introduction of new stock. What method would you recommend? Thanks for you insight!