We're considering ordering some meat birds this year in addition to our order from Performance Poultry (getting the meaties from the co-op order to Freys). First, what kind of accomodation would they be in need of? I don't want to build a whole new coop for them as they'll arrive beginning of the summer and be in the freezer by the end of august. I also don't want to put them in with the layers. I have a large poultry yard, but I also do have predators and this IS Canada so anything is possible weather wise LOL. I was considering a hoop coop or something similar or even just a run. What kind of shelter would they need? and how about roosts? Also, at what age can I put them outside, they'll be dead around 8 weeks but they cannot stay in the house until then as I know they're stinky.