I'm wondering about how to manage the flock so that I can have a regular supply of product: I'd like to get about 4-6 eggs per day, even in the winter. I'd like to process 1 chicken per week maybe two. My coop is 8X12 with a 4X8 partition for chicks and 6 pop-out nest boxes. The county says I can have 25 chickens in my yard. So is it possible to get 6 eggs a day and have 1 chicken dinner per week with a flock of 25? Chicken math: 3 chickens for 2 eggs per day (6/2)*3=9 laying hens - probably more in winter. That would leave 25-9=16 slots for meat birds - probably less in the winter. In order to have one bird per week I would have to process 16 birds by 16 weeks, have them in the freezer and start over with a new batch. Heritage breeds would be kind of small at 16 weeks. I might need to just focus on egg production and supplement meat with store bought chicken???