So I have decided that I want to raise some birds for meat throughout the year. In the past I have purchased meat bird chicks from McMurray Hatchery. I have never had a bad experience with McMurray, and ordering from them has served us well, but I want to be able to hatch my own chicks for meat production. So in my last order I made to McMurray I tossed in 5 Black Jersey Giant pullets and 5 Dark Cornish pullets. I live in an area that doesn't allow roosters, and my neighbors are so wonderful that they tend to file a complaint if they even hear one. That being said, I already have a Wyandotte Rooster. So getting another one is out of the question. I have read that Wyandottes mature rather quickly, similar to Plymouth Rocks, and so I though I would cross a Jersey Giant hen and a Dark Cornish hen with my rooster and use those eggs to incubate and hatch for meat chicks. Does anyone have experience with this type of cross, and if so what outcomes did you have? Would those two types of hens produce enough eggs throughout the year for a single family to raise meat birds on? I am talking hatching only 10-12 at a time. Do they mature fast enough to be economical? Is their enough breast meat to be satisfying? Is the thigh meat overly tough on the Dark Cornish x Wyandotte mix? These are all some of the questions that I have. Please feel free to add your two cents!