Some friends and I are thinking of getting about a hundred meat chickens to try and put a dent in our rising food bills. With two out of the three having large familys to feed, its getting expensive fast. We were wondering what the best way to raise say Cornish Xs is? What type of housing is best for them? What sort of feeding regimens work best? Do they need a pen? Were just curious to see what is needed and what the best circumstances is to raise them. I have chickens of my own that were originally going to serve us in one capacity or the other at the end of the fall. That however kind of fell by the wayside when they endeared themselves to me over the last few months. So with these hopefully I can keep clear the thought that they are purely for food.