We had 15 hens, 3 roosters for ourselves and a small market. Nothing fancy and NOW after only four years we have over 400 birds including the guineas, geese and turkeys.... Is there something about BYC that makes me want another pretty bird!!!! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. The side benefit is I have plenty of eggs for sale. Gathered 73 eggs today........whoa! Anyone need some eating or hatching eggs.............Nancy Also, I'm going to start a poll on how many chickens and other poultry do you now have? betcha I see a jump in numbers.... Relaxing after a long day of farm work!