I must not know "meatie terminology" because I've been searching for threads to help learn, but can't seem to find what I'm looking for. I have a few basic questions that, depending on the answers, will help my decision on whether or not to proceed with a trial of a few meaties. Can they be raised indoors (i.e., in a barn, specifically, a horse stall?) - I'm unsure whether they need sunlight? I do have some of those clear panels in my roof, and in the spring/summer, I typically leave the barn end doors open for breeze/a bit of light. If raising them in a barn is okay, would it be okay to use pelleted pine bedding rather than shavings? Someone told me they'd eat the pelleted bedding, but my layers do not, so I thought I'd ask clarification there. If I choose a breed that would be slaughtered at the 8-10 week mark, would it be fairly easy to just skin them rather than pluck them? We don't eat the skin anyway, and I thought this might be easier. Are there better times of the year to raise them; i.e., do they grow out faster in summer than, say, if you start in spring? Thanks, folks!