Hi. We are in the process of purchasing a home on 8 acres. The current owner is leaving behind a rooster and hen (I have no idea what variety.) I am looking into the idea of raising chickens as a food source for our dogs and am in the process of trying to learn more about what would be involved. (Great site by the way!) Chicken here (I'm in New Zealand) sells for about $6-$8/pound in the grocery store so it is not an inexpensive meat. (I'm originally from the States so I'm missing being able to get cheap chicken for my dogs!!) At any rate, what I'm trying to calculate is the following... if I want to be able to process (butcher) 4 chickens each week (hoping they are 3-4 pounds each), how many hens/roosters do I need to start with/maintain on an ongoing basis? The math is eluding me! lol I'm trying to determine if needing that many chickens will mean I've got to be running bigger operation than I'd feel comfortably running. Thank you for the advice!