So.. my husband and I have decided to be less dependent on grocery stores and raise chickens for both eggs and meat. I found great deals on some hens and roosters pf wich we already butcherd all but one rooster. I ordered some egg layers from mcmurray since the hens we have will be nearly 2 when these new chicks start laying. My thought was when these start laying bitcher the old ones. I also bought roo chicks from our tractor supply, they made me a deal since I sexed them out as roosters wich I was 100% right on. My husband is now gripping at the cost of feeding them all. What is the best most efficient way to keep rotating our flock for eggs and meat? We like to have at least 4-6 eggs a day. Should I just butcher the ones im not sure of laying and keep the ones I know are? Or do as I planned even though its turned into a money pit instead of saving us money? How do you guys and gals rotate your flock at least cost and how do u feed them cheaply? IdlIdlIke to free range but we have way too many loose dogs around where we live. I thought about building a huge run that can have more grazing room but my hubby doesnt want to waste anymore of our yard. HELP!!