I just got 6 rhode island reds, but my dad is wondering if we should get more - while they still have them at the farm store, that is if they're not all on hold. What is a good size flock for a backyard? We've already got horses, cats, and dogs back there. We haven't built the coop yet either, so space isn't a problem yet, but my parents don't want too many chickens either, but enough so they will have a sufficient amount of eggs - we probably consume about 4-6 eggs a day, sometimes more, sometimes less between the 4 of us, not including any baking, etc, and i've read that rhode islands on average produce 5 eggs/week, so that would average out to 30 eggs a week, given that they are all laying consistently. anyone think we should get a couple more or should 6 suffice? my dad was also concerned that it might not be enough if a chick passed for some reason too... or would it be better to wait, and get some later or is it too stressful introducing new chickens to a flock once the pecking order has been established? advice? thanks.