So what are your opinions on what time of year is easiest, and most successful, to raise meat birds? I sure am tempted to give it a go, but want my first time to be as problem free as possible. I don't know for instance if the heat of summer will be tough on a bird that is consuming large amounts of feed, and gaining weight so fast. Or for instance if the cooler months will cause the birds to slow the weight gain, as their bodys are using more fuel to keep warm. I got the impression that meat bird breeds are not always as hardy as some breeds of chickens. Are some better than others? Thanks!