So this is my first post in a long while, because when I joined we really had no space for chickens and such... but yesterday my mom comes up and tells me she wants to get chickens this spring!!! Totally took me by surprise- I actually thought she was joking!! Turns out, this idea was spawned because of all the egg recalls recently, plus the price of chicken and such... So now I am tasked with coming up with what species to get... After some research I came up with the ideal flock... roughly half Ameracauna, and half Rhode Island Reds or Plymouth Rocks, but can these species be kept together? Mainly searching for nice-looking birds with good egg production. Any other species we should look into? And what size flock would we need in order to have maybe 10-12 eggs per week.