I am thinking about possibly raising meat birds next spring. This is my first year with layers so hopefully by next spring I will have had enough experience to be ready for meat birds. My question is how many meat birds would feed a family of 5 for a year? I know that birds are hatched continuously throughout spring (not sure if it is all year, though) so I could possibly have a couple of batches if I do it right. My husband and I have about a 1/8 of an acre dedicated to my chicken adventures. I do not want to overwhelm the space between my currently planned 10 layers amd my meat birds. Advice for a newbie would be greatly apprectiated. Thanks in advance.