what are the pros and cons of meat birds. My FIL raised meat birds once and said never again. He said they were disgusting and they grew so fast their legs couldn't support their weight and they couldn't walk. He slaughtered them as soon as he was able and from then on only raised regular chickens for meat and eggs. Hubby really wants to slaughter and have meat. I want eggs. What do you like about meat birds vs. regular roos for meat? I don't want scary mutant looking birds with health problems. I am new to raising chickens and want things to go as smoothly as possible.