One of my ISA Brown layers took off into the bush and set some eggs late this summer. Those 8 chicks are looking like great meat birds! The cockerals especially are really full breasted and they are all growing up well. Hybred vigor and yet they have some consistancy in the group. I'll post some pictures, but I think I might try this next year, the ISA is my fav layer breed to have around for egg production, and locking a dozen of them up with the roo for a bit so I can get a 50 - hundred eggs for the bator would save me the chick cost. Just a thought for those wanting to do their own meat birds.