I think I may have talked my dear friend into going in on raising some cornish x. She has a covered pole barn type thing with the front open with a fence-kinda like a horse stall. What would we need to do to make this a good space for raising cornish x? Would it be better to put together some sort of pasture set up? Does DE cut down the smell and flies to a reasonable amount? Should we wait until late Fall to avoid hot birds? I found a local hatchery that lists that they sell straight run or pullets, but not cockerels (dunno why) in the cornish x. Should we go with straight run? They are $1.37 each if I buy 25 and I can pick them up. Lots of questions, I know! I have longed to get my own chicken going, but I live in town. The idea that I may be able to do it has gotten me excited!