Ok, so I want to get some layers but I am also interested in some antibiotic free meat birds. Here is my issue though. The place I want to get them from says they only sell them straight run... but I am not allowed to have roosters. I am thinking roosters don't start to crow until 10 weeks. If I process at 7 weeks my neighbors will never know right? Or is that a risk not worth taking? There is another type I can get that allows me to sex them but my husband things that the fact that they can fall over from heart attacks if you don't process them at 7 weeks is kind of cruel and perhaps no better than what the big producers do? Are we right in this assumption or am I misled here? Also, do most people have a separate coop for their meat birds? I don't think I can do a second coop. For the short time there are here could they be put in with the layers or is that a bad idea because of over crowding?