We have a little bantam frizzle hen and a bantam frizzle roo. They were a trio but a possum got my other hen this past weekend. So, we are ready to get serious and get a little flock of laying hens. I plan to buy the pullets from either TSC or the local feed store this week. I want to have a flock of 6 hens (not including my banty) and I need to figure out what is a realistic number to start with. I have not brooded chicks before so I'm starting out at the bottom of the learning curve (I have done a lot of research but that's not the same as experience IMO). How many is a good number to start with if you want to end up with half a dozen layers? Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.