With the economy the way it is right now, I've decided to look into more that I can do to be self-sustainable. Meat chickens seemed like a good choice because I already know how to raise standard chickens, but there are some questions I really need answered before I can go any further. (1) What is the best way to house meaties? I thought of using a tractor along these lines This seems like a popular way to do it, but what about predators like cayotes and foxes? Won't they be able to dig under and get at my birds? (2) How do you go about selecting the right breed of bird? Are McMurray's Jumbo Cornish X Rocks a good choice? (3) Do I need to keep the meaties in an indoor brooder, and for how long? Or will they be okay outside with a heat lamp? It would be in the spring and/or fall most likely. (4) I know this may sound like a silly question, but if you do it from a young age, can you raise meat chickens and meat turkeys together? It would probably be just two or three turkeys. Any other advice, websites, books, anything would be helpful at this point! Thank you!