Hi! We are looking into getting some meat birds, I just learned a couple weeks ago how to process my own (had some extra roos) and now that I know how I would like to look into getting some meat birds. what I want is something that can be kept and bred so that I don't have to continually buy them. I live in KS, so we have some hot weather (100+) in July and August and it gets down to zero or a little lower sometimes in Jan. We currently have Production Reds, a couple Black Austrolorps, A couple Barred Rocks, and some Easter Eggers. We butchered 3 roos. 1 barred rock, and 2 easter eggers, all were about 5 months old. We ate the barred rock the night he was butchered and he was TOUGH! We have not eaten the 2 easter eggers yet, but they are pretty scrawny lol! I just butchered them today, and put them in the freezer. I don't care if it takes a while to grow, but I want good tender meat! Not tough meat! We free range our birds but grain is always available to them. Non of our roos had a ton of excess fat, the easter eggers were REALLY lean. What breed of bird would you recommend?