Thank You!!! I appreciate the information and link to the article. I definitely want some good tempered, egg layers!Welcome. I would start with three hens since minimum and wait till they age and production drops before getting three more. That should provide you with a dozen a week. This keeps them laying at a rate you can handle.
This article may be helpful in choosing breeds: Check it out. Please note the breed chart and characteristics with resources linked attached in the article.