Hi All! As you can see I am new here. I want to get some layers and I want to also get some "meat". I plan on having the meat separate from the layers. Does the pen need to be smaller than the layers? Also I want to be self-sufficient and hatch my own chicks for more food. Is it possible to be self sufficient? What is the time frame for the "kill" of a bird ? In order to be good tender meat? I am new with "meat" chickens so sorry if this is a stupid question.