I am a brand new chicken grower! Never done this before but I am COMMITTED to learning! I live in a densly populated suburb of NYC. I checked my local ordinances and I'm allowed to keep up to 20 chickens! (no roosters) I want to grow my chickens for meat this spring/summer... I will be thouroughly reading these boards to figure just what I have to do, but I would love some input from you experienced chicken farmers! What are some good breeds to be looking into for the best meat? How much room does each chicken need? Where is a good place to source my chickens? Should I buy eggs or hatched chicks? About how long will it take my chickens to reach maturation for meat harvest? That's all I can think of for now and ALL of your answers are greatly appreciated! As I said, I will be reading and reading and reading! THANKS!