I have only had chickens since December. I have 3 Rhode Island Red hens 1 Rhode Island Red Rooster 2 Barred Rock hens 1 Dominic and 1 Delaware rooster the Rhode islands are separated. Basically how should I go about picking chickens to cull and which to keep and reproduce once we get an incubator. We have a family of 6 with 3 adults 2 teens and a growing boy I need enough in the freezer for mainly fried, baked or grilled chicken. I looked into the fast growing meat chickens and that is not what we want we are not looking to have show birds nor production birds. We want happy home grown chickens that are healthier to eat and the Cornish Cross X seems a bit like what you buy in the store. I am worried that if I get too many hens I will have more eggs than we can actually use but I don't want to kill a good layer. To me this sounds a bit like a math problem but I need an answer so I don't have to go and buy eggs or chicken.Please someone have an answer like I said I am new at this.