Hello, I am going to be starting a new flock and thus far only have the spot picked out for the coop and ground leveled(ish). I decided to get into chickens for their eggs and because my daughter loves chickens, especially silkies. My brother-in-law has them and for some reason they just seem better than store bought. I think I finally have my flock picked out: Black Copper Marans, Ameraucana, Black Silkies for my daughter and I am between Golden Comets and Buff Orpingtons. I will attempt to keep my flock at or around 15 but I have been following some of the posts on BYC and there seems to be a "chicken math" factor, so we will see Thanks!