Hi there! We LOVE our laying flock! Got them last spring and have really enjoyed them, so now we're looking to venture into meat birds this summer. We have a couple of great flat areas on our property, which are perfect for the meaties. I have a spare 100' roll of electric poultry netting already, so I was thinking that I'd fence off a large electrified free range area for them, with a 12 on/12 off feeding schedule using fermented feed, and I'd like to go with the cornish x for our first batch (also considering trying a mix of SandG's various meat types to see what we like best, since they're all fairly fast growing, unless you think that those other breeds would fly over the netting?) Beekissed's set up is my inspiration The electric poultry fencing works very effectively for our laying flock in a high predator area. So I feel confident that the meaties will be safe too (no way will their fat butts be able to fly over the netting like the layers did, especially if we stick with cornish x.) My question is what to do for nighttime housing? We can keep the electric netting charged 24/7, no problem, so would a straw bale structure (with a tarp roof) work as a nighttime shelter? I wouldn't consider it for layers, or as a long term solution, but since the meaties will only be with us for a short time, would that be sufficient? We have very mild summers here, so temps would be fine. If it goes well and we want to get meaties again, then we could work on something more permanent, like a cattle panel hoop house to use inside of the netting for future batches. We use lots of straw around the property, so it's a great reusable item that we could recycle once the meaties are gone. Crazy? Smart? I have no clue, lol.