I have dual purpose breeds - Barred Rocks and RIRs. I planned to keep them for eggs, but one of the reds is causing trouble/starting fights. We're thinking it may be better to remove her. They are 24 weeks old, and started laying 3 weeks ago. Aren't you supposed to harvest them before they start laying? Curious also, in case our city raises the limit on the number we can keep. Then we would raise a few extra for meat. Thanks! Katherine PS Are the mean ones tougher??