So last year we got dual purpose birds and love raising chickens! We are doing excellent on the eggs and need all these layers for our egg customers. We plan on hatching chicks next year and eating the cockerels, but that will not supply our family, we eat chicken about every other night. I'd like to raise a meat chicken that I could order from a hatchery, keep in tractors, then butcher all the males save one and keep the hens to raise some of my own next year (even if I had to use an incubator or other broody hens, I have several that go broody). What breed would I want.....and something that we wouldn't get as ATTACHED to would be good. We just plain like our current chickens too much to see them as dinner. We have raised and eaten our own muscovy ducks so it isn't that we are squemish, but our Buff Orpingtons and RIRs are just too nice and friendly to think of chopping off their heads. I know about not naming them.......but what else do you do when they come as adorable chicks?????? Y'all must be using a thought process I need to develop, share it with me!