I will be getting a few more birds here in the next couple weeks to see if I can handle the slaughter concept. If I can I'm going bigger scale as I have been permitted to put a larger coop / run most anywhere I want out here on my folks property. I had orignally planned on breeding but I can't help but wonder if I would do better for myself to just get an army of hens, collect eggs till they are 2 years old, order another round of chicks... or get a rooster and breed a few of them. Then with the older hens send them to freezer camp and replace them with the new ones. Would that be a practical method, best cost / meat & egg ratio type of thing? I'm not sure how to calculate how much they eat so I have no figures to go off of for the math.