We are seriously considering a foray into meat birds this spring, and possibly a 2nd batch in the fall. However, I have a few questions that, from my searches, aren't completely answered for me. Feed conversion-wise, is seems the 'cornish x' is the best bang for your buck. Yes? And the red/black broilers are essentially the same thing as rainbow or freedom rangers? What is the feed conversion average for the broilers? Does pasturing/tractoring meat birds offer any real savings when it comes to feed conversion? If it in fact, DOES offer savings, I'd like to tractor them, but if CXs are just going to sit around, building and moving a tractor would be a waste of time and resources. How do you store feed if you purchase in bulk? The closest grain elevator/bulk feed store is 80min away (one way) so multiple trips would not be a cost-efficient way to do that. Plastic barrels? Trash cans? I'm trying to imagine how to store 1000+ lbs of food for a backyard chicken raiser.