Hi, I've been raising egg-laying chickens for about a year and a half now. My fiance and I were talking about raising chickens for meat. This isn't something I'd really contemplated before, but if it's something we want to do in the future, I want to think through coop sizes and stuff. So... If you raise them for meat, how many do you generally raise a year for food? What's a good number? Do you generally raise them yourself or buy them as chicks? Is there any problem keeping the laying hens and the birds raised for meat together? They're best slaughtered at a certain young age, right? So how does it work when some 30 chickens mature all at the same time? Or do you just slaughter them whenever you need one, even if they're a bit older? If you let them live until you need them for meat, what happens when you have a dozen roosters? Do they all fight? Thanks!