My daughter wanted got into chickens last year and now she would like to move onto meat birds. I figure we can buy some non-sexed and butcher the cockerels before the hens and see how we like it. She has RIR right now and plans on raising her own from eggs. We got a rabbit hutch already to separate a broody one from the flock, or just borrow a incubator. I am interested in trying the same thing with meat birds. Does any one keep a rooster and 4 hens for egg production to raise you own meat birds from eggs? Do you use CX or some other birds? Do the Cx birds last over years, or should I research some other stock? Are their eggs any good when not raising them for stock production in late fall and winter?