I would like to raise a small flock of meat chickens, but do not have the resources or construction skills to make a coop. I recently thought of penning the birds into the garden toward the end of the growing season when much of the veggies are done producing. Then the chickens can eat up the old vegetation, aerate the soil with their scratching and foraging, and fertilize the plot for next year's planting season. I think it's a good plan but I don't know much about raising chickens yet. Here's some of my questions: 1) If I get pullets, which I plan to, how long should it be til processing time? 2) What is the best breed for meat chickens? 3) If they can feed off the old vegetation and bugs, do I need to provide feed for them as well? 4) Any ideas for an easy shelter (what size?) since these birds will only need it for a short time and I will want to remove it from the garden when they are gone. Thanks for any help you can give this novice!