We started with six chickens three years ago. After trail and error ( a lot of error) we got our feed right. The right size coops per chickens. Enough free range and safe area from predators, both human and animals. We now have ninety hybrid Rhode Island / Leghorn layers and twenty mix breed that my kids call pets.
Word of mouth has got us this far, now we are looking to take it to the next step. A couple local grocery stores are showing interest now that competitively priced,chemical free, brown eggs are showing up more and more in the average market.