My husband and I decided yesterday that we're going to start raising meat birds for ourselves and our kids. We've already begun to build the coop, which is an 8 foot hexagonal gazebo which will be fenced underneath. The coop will be in a large fenced in chicken yard about 40 feet wide and 120 feet long. Eventually we may add two Nigerian Dwarf does (for future milk) or a gonkey (the proper pronunciation of donkey according to our 2 year old grandson). So, the plan goes like this. For now we will get some meat chicks and raise them on pasture and supplemental food until they are finished. But, for future meat birds we'd like to raise our own. My dil is raising chicks for us and several of those are "dual purpose", so we decided we would use them as the meat breeders. I'd like to get a couple silkies for brooding purposes. What have I not thought about or considered that I need to? Does this sound like a doable approach to raising meat birds? Thanks for reading!