Hello everyone! My wife and I are brand new to everything chicken! We bought a small acreage and the first thing on my list was to finally for the love of God STOP buying chicken from the store, and grow our own!! I just put an order in for 50 day olds...should be here for April 15. Also have 20 layers on order for March 30. I have a ton of questions!! Not sure if I should ask them here, or another forum, so ill just ask a couple here: 1- can you put layers and meet birds together? 2- we want to Go non GMO feed, but I've heard that organic is better...your thoughts? 3- what are the best meat birds. We ordered the fast growing ones...but are they genetically modified to grow faster? We have just started the journey and would love to meet some other chicken enthusiast and hope you'll join us!! Btw. We live in southern Ontario canada. Just moved from alberta.