Okay so I had chickens years ago, and have just gotten back into having them again... But this time I have learned alot more about my layers, being older and having more access to information than I did. I have been toying with the idea of getting meat birds and even some turkeys, However what I want to know is: Can meat birds be in with your layers, or should you keep them seperate? ( I know turkeys need to be kept seperate) And how much of a process is it to get into processing your own birds? Is it expensive? And the is the end result worth it($ wise)? Should I get a plucker machine? Or try it out on my own first? I really like the idea of my own fresh meat that I know where it came from, I just want to make sure it makes sense before I get into it!