So after much research and a lot of talking to people, I think I have settled on what breeds to get for meat this summer:
Cornish x- To make DH happy
Rhode Island Reds-they are heat tolerant and while I do not have some of you guys summers mid summer is hot and humid (personally I think it is all that irrigation and corn causing our humidity)
New Hampshire- good free rangers and heat tolerant
Cornish Roaster- A hybrid that is smaller then Cornish x without health problems
Dark Cornish- The guys that raise these her in BYC are rather passionate about them
Red Ranger- Heat tolerant again
I figured I would order 10 of each, this would protect me some from losses and I will try to keep the best hen of each breed (except the hybrid) back for breeding. Might try hatching next year.
good morning OFW sounds like a plan but if your like us and we all know how we stick to the plans .have an eraser on hand just in case .