I've been wondering something and am almost embarrassed to ask because the answer is probably obvious. If raising dual-purpose chickens are the hens able to be used as broilers/fryers? I'd like to hatch and raise some dual-purpose for meat this spring, but there really is a limit to how many chickens I can keep for layers. I believe I reached that number about 10 chickens ago! We raise Cornish X for meat and the hens are fine, but I wondered how long the hens of other breeds need to be before they're worth butchering. Do any of you do this or do you always just keep the girls as layers? Thanks for your patience!