I will be visiting the feed stores to see what I can get.
The problem is when I get a low protein feed it means the carbs are at a higher ratio, I have to watch the carbs on them too. I keep my CX's separate from my layers. I am thinking of making a hoop coop/run for the CX's over the winter. I have learned you cannot free will feed a CX and get a long life from it. Even with the meaties I am only feeding a little over a half pound of feed per bird per day. BUT I do free range them so it is hard to tell what they really eat.
I have an insulated shed I can use heat lamps in and it does have a propane furnace in it, if need be. I am thinking around 20 -25 roosters earl and 5 hens. I suppose I will have to buy them from Runnings or TSC in March as that is too early to mail them.