I was just wondering what the common consensus is as to what is the best breed to have in terms of good egg layer, good meat birds and able to sustain their numbers. I am looking at 6-10 birds to start with and hoping to have a steady flock of 8 to 10 once they settle in. My 'coop' and I use the term lightly is a 8X8 building with 8' high walls and a 1:2 pitch on the roof (it is very steep). I have been using bales of wood shavings with the top plastic cut open for nesting. So I know that I will need to build boxes and roosts. I had a small bantam roo that used to somehow get up in the rafts and stayed there most of time. But I need some suggestions as to what to do for the boxes and roosts.