Hello! I have a few questions. Can birds bought for laying be good meat birds as well? For example, I would like to get a few Ameraucana this year because the green eggs are awesome. Next spring when I get new chicks, would it be feesable to have the previous years chickens slaughtered for meat? They would be about 18 months old at that point, assuming I wait until the chicks have feathered out and have begun laying. Is meat from somewhat older birds gamey or tough? I am totally too squeemish to slaughter birds myself. How/where do I find someone willing to slaughter and butcher my chickens? Thanks!