I have 2 hens and a rooster Barr rock. I got them for layers. I had alot of loss this spring, I think I let my hens out to free range to early and the cats got them. So to increase my flock I bought 4 more pullets. I think I bought Cornish Cross, they are currently about 5 weeks old. I am now finding that Cornish Cross are meat birds? I did want to start raising meat birds, but was planning on waiting until this spring so I could pasture them. If they are meat birds, can I not use them as layers? What do I need to know and do with them?