My husband and I along with our kids are getting started into chickens and ducks. We want to know where are food comes from so that is why I am asking. We are wanting to get some chickens for meat but don't want to keep buying chicks every year. Is there a breed of chicken that grows fast and will possibly hatch out or produce eggs so we incubate them to keep the cycle going? We ate a lot of chicken as there is 2 adults and 3 kids in our family. Would like to go about this in the most economical way possible? Anyone have any thoughts on which breed or cross would be good? Also I know the Cornish crosses are the "best" meat birds but you can't keep them to breed and produce young so I am just wondering? Thank you!