My family currently eats 2 dozen eggs per week. I am working on building a coop and run so I can get some good laying hens, and am not sure how big I should make the coop because I'm not sure how many chickens I will need to get 2 dozen eggs per week. I am thinking 5, but am not sure if this will be enough. I'd rather have too many than not enough. Could someone help me determine how many chickens I should get, and also let me know how many nesting boxes I should build for them? Once I know this, I'll know better how big to make the coop and run. The coop is being made from salvaged materials from a BBQ house that is falling down, it's about 20 feet by 10 feet, and I am thinking I can get a 10 foot by 10 foot coop and some good nesting boxes made from the wood that's not rotted away. But I don't know if this would be big enough, if it's not, I do have an old log cabin with good flooring I can salvage more boards from but I hate to go tear it down yet if I don't need the wood yet.