We have had 3 layers in our backyard for a year now and we love them! A preschool that I work at has 3 meat birds that need a new home and we are happy to oblige. The way I look at it is if I can get some meat birds then my boyfriend will stop eyeing the layers Question is, can I just put the meaties in with girls? Should they be cordoned off? Separate coop altogether? At what age/weight can we process the meat birds? Thanks for any advice/tips. If all goes well with this first batch of birds, I think we'll start keeping meat birds a few times a year!