Hello We'd like to have chickens for pet/egg purpose. I'd like opinions on what the adequate number of birds to keep in the backyard. For a family of 6: full-time working parents and four hard working children (ages 7-14) We will be moving to 3+ acre property in the country soon. DH and I work outside of home but one of us always have time in the morning and afternoon/evenings to tend the chicken. I work at school so I have summer off. I know we feed them everyday, collect eggs twice a day, and clean their coop. And it's not that much for two birds. We just aren't sure how much is involved in daily, weekly, monthly care for more than a couple of chickens and wanted to find out about that before I go crazy and start getting all the chicks I see. lol I want to make sure that we can provide everything they need beforehand so they will be well taken care of.