I live on 10 acres in Melbourne, Australia. 3 years ago I started with three big black australorp x new hampshire chooks. Today as i sat in the grass in the backyard breaking up bits of bread for the mums and chicks....I started to count them...OMG. There are 4 broodys that are in the backyard looking after ....20 chicks Then in the brooder inside I have 8 chicks... Then there is claude and his girls....15 Then Rory and his girls.....7 Then the silkies and the few extras in that pen..... 18 Then there are the teenagers....27 of those Then there is speckle and her three babies and not to forget the little ones..15 Brings the total to somewhere around 114! Geez am I turning into the crazy chicken lady? It doesn't seem like there is that many, living on 10 acres and having lots & lots of room for them and I love them. My kids and I get so much enjoyment from them.