This Spring I will be getting some chickens to add to my flock of 7. Right now I am getting anywhere from 0-2 eggs a day, from the RIR and Production Red. All the rest are being lazy. Right now, we have to buy sore-bought eggs ( ) just for everyone to have breakfast. To feed us next year, I think visiting the feed store and choosing 6 or so chicks from the ''mixed pullets'' bin would be enough. We could have a small, friendly little flock that would be very low-cost. On the other hand, I have long had this fantasy of starting my own little egg business and selling eggs to local neighbors. I could have dark-brown eggs, light brown eggs, green eggs, and maybe white. I think that would be so much fun, but buying from a breeder or a hatchery is very expensive. It would also cost a lot more to feed 25 more birds, not to mention the mess. But I think it would be really fun to sell eggs to the neighbors, that way you could (hopefully) pay for some of the food costs and feel good about supporting free-raged, happy hens. I really am struggling to make up my mind and if I were to go the hatchery route, I would need to order ASAP. Thanks for any advice!