I have been reading for the past few days, the various types of meat birds, and I am just not sure which to choose! How did you decide which meat bird to go with? I plan on having them in a pen outside, so they can eat grass, bugs, ect. I have a time frame I do need to work in. My husband works 3 weeks on and 1 week off. I need to make sure the birds are ready on his week off, because no way will I do all of the processing, ie: I raise them, and he is the one that will butcher them. I will help, but the actual killing part is his, not for me. So, they either need to be ready sooner, or need to be able to go another 3 weeks if they arent ready on his week off.. Any suggestions? I go back and forth.. If I ordered this week, and got CX, Im pretty sure we'll be good for near the end of Oct, but then, Ive not raised any before, so Im not positive! But then I read about the other types and wonder if they would be a better option, since it seems the CX really has a more set time limit before they can have issues. If it matters, we have 6 people in our family. So a good sized chicken is a must. I know you guys see this probably 100x's and I appreciate any advice!! Im looking at getting 30 birds.