So i have decided to raise freerange meat chickens this summer. The goal is to have enough birds to give us a chicken a week for the year. I have raised cornish cross last year and while i agree they are delicious, i want to try some other breeds to see if i like their personality better. I will also try to keep a few females back for breeding and fertile eggs for next year. I think i will probably get 75 birds, in 25 increments (Hoovers has a 25 bird minimum) I have so far ordered 13 red ranger and 12 rainbow dixie birds to be delivered the 15th. I already have a good brooding room set up in my barn but i still need to build a tractor and rebuild my broiler pen. We have a old lowboy on the farm that is no longer in use that i was told i could have for the tractor. We also have some old hog farrowing crates, lots of old tin for roofing and plenty of old wood. Ideally i would like to build everything with stuff we already have on the farm (FIL is a bit of a hoarder it would be great and inexpensive if i could use some of it up) This will be many more chickens then i have ever raised and i have little experience building. Any tips or insight will be appreciated.