Ok. So I'm in the research stage... and I know what kind of coop DH is building. I am almost positive the breed I want, depending on what's available (6 Anconas and 6 Minorcas... but feel free to add a two pence of advice).
We rent on a farm, and have some wonderful people as landlords. So I keep going back and forth with dual purpose or not. We originally wanted to do this because we go through a crazy amount of eggs and live an hour from a grocer.
Honestly, if I wasn't afraid the rooster wouldn't wake the three neighbors I have, it wouldn't be an issue. So, I ask-- is it that bad? Would we be better off just buying day-olds and doing the processing ourselves? Is that even worth the price/work after feed and all?
I err on the side of being a good neighbor. My neighbors are awesome and forgiving- particularily if there are some eggs/fresh meat in it for them :)
Let me know if you need any info. I'm not being vague/obtuse on purpose. I'm just not sure what all you may need :)