Hi everyone....new here. I have been getting educated these past months in anticipation for my very first order of chicks in the spring. I am in a residential neighborhood on 1 1/2 acres, but don't want to cause problems with the neighbors so will only be ordering females. Ideally I just want a coop of about 7-8mix of breed hens for the enjoyment....and the eggs. because of minimum orders with hatcheries I have to order 25. So I plan to get the rest as all meat birds Cornish X-Rock and butcher them out when the time comes. My question is raising meat birds and egg layers together. I see that they basically have different diets from day one. Does that mean I have to keep them seperate the entire time? From brooder to butcher? That kind of seems like a hastle. Am I missing something here? Let me know the best way to go about this if you could. Thanks!!!