Hello, I am new to BYC and I am in the process of building my new coop. I was raised as a child on my grandparents farm with chickens and cows. Well work took me to the big city and now I have settled in the country again. I am looking to start on my chicken collection in the very near future. I just wanted to ask one question. I would like to have a good breed laying hen such as the red star or Rhode Island Red for eggs, but was wanting a good meat hen as well. I was thinking of 5-7 laying hens with a rooster of the same breed and 5-7 meat hens with one rooster of the same breed. If I coop both breeds together, will a Rhode Island Red rooster breed with a Cornish Roaster or a Jumbo X rock and vice versa? I'm new at this and will appreciate all info. Thanks!!