I have had a Pekin duck, who gave us about an egg a day for eight years, and later on a New Hampshire Red rooster, whom I loved. Now I want to raise my own flock for eggs. Since the eggs are just for me, I don’t need more than two or three hens, Maybe two hens and a rooster. I live in the suburbs, on a third of an acre, near the mountains. Here is what my backyard looks like. I would like to free-range my chickens.