I only have 5 hens and 1 roo, and we are wanting to raise our first batch of meat birds. Our hens are Barred Rock, Easter Egger, and Speckled Sussex. Since the Barred Rock is the biggest, I thought her offspring with the Wellsummer roo would make the biggest chickens to process. Anyone have pointers for a newbie? How old should the chicks be before we process them? Also, this is probably a silly question, but years down the line, when my Barred Rock hen flies to the big chicken coop in the sky, one of her offspring with the roo will NOT be ok to keep breeding with the roo, right? Chicken incest is what I'm thinking (don't laugh!) but inbreeding is as bad for chickens as it is for other animals, right? Thanks for any and all suggestions.