Anyone have a minute to share ideas with me on how to keep our flock going? Our goal is to maintain a flock of layers that will provide eggs for our small family and allow us to sell enough eggs to at least break even on feed costs.... We have a 11X14 coop for layers to live in and a 8X8 tractor to raise pullets in. We also have a great place in the barn to brood. How often do most people get replacement birds? How old should the layers be before you get a batch of chicks? I'm thinking we'll have a kind of out with the old in with the new each year before winter comes....not sure.