So I went to Tractor Supply.... Don't stone me. And I purchased 6 straight run Red Rangers. I was told that they are good for laying eggs and for meat. I am discovering mixed messages on the internet and other sources. Some people say they have kept them and they lay eggs for them. My cousin said he had six red rangers and was getting at least 3-5 eggs a day from them. Then 5 of them turned on the one and killed it.
Other people say that they raise them for meat and kill them at 7-8 weeks because any longer and they get fatty and develop foot or heart problems. Some say they wait until 13 weeks so they are fully grown. Some say if you keep them for too long they develop a problem where they are too heavy that their legs can't support them.
Mine are about 4-4.5 weeks old. We hoped that we were getting hens and maybe one rooster, but I think they saw us coming, because I think we ended up with 5 roosters and 1 hen. Although, some people say you can't tell the difference until they are 2 months old, I think there is one that looks a lot different than the rest.
I will try and post some pick so people can give me some opinions on what we might have. Also, if you have any advice on what we should do next. We have a coop outside that they can be moved into that we just bought and put together, picture below.