We are ordering our chicks within the next month for our first batch of chicks as beginners. I have been searching and looking at different breeds and quality suited for egg, meat and climate adaptable birds. Its northern Michigan! We are purchasing 13 rhode island white sex link pullets for meat. I hope to mix a few (4 each) black sex link, buff orpington and golden laced wyandotte hens together for egg layers. Should be colorful as well as some good hens and pets. They are all said to be docile and friendly birds. I have built an 8 x16 x8 coop and fenced a 40 x 60 run area. Weather proof, ground floor, electric, nesting boxes (12), roosts, exit doors, rain water feeded troughs, well ventilated with windows and the whole nine yards! It is painted barn red with white trim and looks like the Taj Mah Hal! I will send some pics once we are up and running. My question is-- are these breeds compatible with each other? also, are the pullets the best choice for meat? Any feedback would be appreciated.