We have silkies who are broody almost all the time, so I was letting them hatch out a few eggs at a time. I have several different breeds of hen-SLW, 3 EEs, two BR, and an Austrolorp. I was using their eggs, which were all fertilized by a RIR. I got some cool looking birds, too! Well, a local backyard couper has told me that I am not going to get good meat birds or eggers out of my crosses. Is he right? My RIR x Barred Rock will not lay well? I would think it would, given the prolific layers both breeds are? Did I mess up?