Hi all! I'm brand new around here and to the chicken scene and I'm in need of some advice. I'm sorry if this has already been discussed somewhere else, but I'm hoping that someone can point me in the right direction.
Last year my husband and I bought a ranch with room for the horses, cattle, and chickens we've always wanted. I have experience with the first two, but don't even know where to start for chickens. I've been doing some research and I think that for us, a chicken tractor like the one below would be our best option:
We would like to find the best breed of chickens to raise for meat, as we don't eat much for eggs. We live in the Midwest, so our warm weather season is short.
Would it be best to get a bird like the Cornish that grows fast, then butcher and get in the freezer and start over again next year? Would a tractor like the one above be beneficial for us if we move it daily or even multiple times per day? Is there anything else we aren't thinking about here?
Once again, I am very sorry for my naivety. I know nobody that could be a mentor to me on this subject. Thanks in advance for your help!