DH and I are planning on starting w/ 11 chickens and a cock free range for eggs. Most likely we will end up w/ NHR RIR or Barred Rocks cause are plentiful locally, I plan on having my Grandfather help us pick them out. Anyhow, I've been seeing a lot of dual purpose is pretty much pointless, but I'm wondering. Since we are going to have the chickens anyhow, if one or two go broody, go ahead and raise the chicks for meat, separate from the others in a lg run. Except for every few years to raise younger ones for the laying coop. Did that make any sense?