I have some questions for those that raise new chicks each year to make sure they have eggs through the winter. What is your schedule like? When do you start raising the new chicks and when do you cull or sell the older hens? My goal was to always butcher my older layers for stew/soup chickens. As I went into this for food not pets. I want to set up a schedule for this each year but not sure exactly what to do at what time of the year. If you do this, can you please share with me what you do? Thank you.