I am thinking ahead. I dont really want my large fowl to be pets they are for eggs and meat. I cant decide what would be the better option. My girls are 1 RIR 1 Barred rock 1 brown leghorn 3 sex link chicks I have now 2 austroplop 2 EE Option 1 hatch eggs that would be crossed with my EE roo? I have silkies that will thake care of the hatching. Option 2 buy new chicks each spring. Or do some of both to keep new blood in the flock? I would be taking the older birds to freezer camp once the young birds start laying in both options. What would egg production be from off spring of the EE roo?