Hello chicken people! My family and I own a half acre in rural south louisiana. We have been experimenting with vegetable gardening for a year now and we would like to raise a few chickens for eggs, meat, fertilizer and life experience. I would like to know how many chickens would be effecient for these purposes. We only need enough for ouselves and maybe some to share with friends. I have an idea for a small, half moon shaped coop and run. The design in my head is flexible to accomadate whatever size required. I havent drawn it out yet, as Im still letting it roll around in my head. I have read the faqs and whatnot and jotted down some of the size requirements. This afternoon I will take some measurements and try to work out a plan, but Im not sure how many birds to plan for.