I am planning on having up to 20 birds. By the 4 sq. ft. per bird, I could have up to 24. I would like a mix of egg layers and meat birds. I have a family of 5. Would like enough egg layers to produce enough eggs to sustain us, and if extra, that is ok. The rest of the birds I would like to have as meat birds to put in the freezer. Good taste is the most important factor for both the meat and eggs. For the meat birds, I would like something that would be good to grill or fry, not something that you would have to cook for a long time. What would be a good mix of birds to get? Also, when do people usually cull their egg layer birds for meat? By the time you cull the egg layers, is the meat tough, where you have to cook it for a long time to soften it up? Any other useful tips, link, info. would be appreciated.