I had a brainstorm this morning. We have lots of layers, many of them being Cochins. What if this summer, rather then me needing to have a special brood house for our meat chicks, I waited till I had several cochins go broody, and gave them the meat chicks to raise. Does anyone think that would work? Granted, I would still have them penned for awhile, seperate from the main flock, so as to make sure their (all natural) grain was ground for them. Or shoudl I scrap the idea. Lat year, we had a huge tractor, and also let them free range for the most part.