I have been a frequent visitor of this fine collective of similar minded people but because of set back after set back I have not been able to start a flock of my own and never really made the account on here on account of that. The short end of a long story is we are in the Mojave area in California planning on starting poultry business aimed at donating nutrient dense food such as eggs to the community, such as Fire houses(loads of respect for them and all the help with the wild fires in the area) and food banks well selling at farmers markets or directly to restaurants to make ends meet as well as hopefully spread the word. Most thing are in the air in regards to livestock, my background is in ecosystems so my ideas are a bit broad but these are my questions and ideas summed up: I have heard Black Soldier flies are not disease vectors so I was thinking of using them for sanitation as well as something to add to the birds diet if the larva are indeed safe. I am debating if I should go Quail eggs for the income to keep everything running and something like leghorns for bulk or going completely quail based with a few broody chickens/quail to help maintain numbers? Would it make more seance economically to buy only sexed chicks or unsexed chicks and sell off the extra pairs and boys to help ends meet or do a ratio of mostly sexed females with a small portion of unsexed? Would rabbits be a better way to provide more than say leghorn eggs(this given that quail are already laying)? Or maybe just best for adding diversity and extending what can be provided when approaching the limitations of the currant project site? I would like to know anyone's recommendations for where to get my birds from as I am looking for very high quality egg layers with preferably larger then average eggs without sacrificing production if possible. Was looking at James Marie Farms but don't know what to pick for my criteria with the categories they give. Another note worthy thing is I plan on making what I call a food generator which basically is a man made mini ecosystem that provides abundance of food and I plan on using this to supplement there food needs with hopes of being able adapt it for human consumption and not just livestock. I would like to add so much more as well as I am sure I am forgetting a lot but am keeping it short in order not to go on about any one thing to much. So I am sure there are more questions people will have as well as I hope it all makes sense. I wish i had something to show for this wall of text. Thank you all for your time!