Okay, so I know there are specific birds that are "meat" birds technically but then there are some that are egg layers that can also be "meat" birds too. So - question is - is there a difference, truth be told? I hear so much about meat birds being so icky (i.e, pooping so much, smelly, eat alot more, etc) but with my girls (and heavens forbid! I would never eat them!) but everyone keeps asking me when they stop laying am I going to eat them Uhm..NO! They're my pets as well as providers of eggs, so no, I will not eat them - but they tell me they are meat birds as well. So is it better to get a bird (if I were to do such a thing, which I'm not, because I just couldnt do it, my hearts too soft to process my own) - that would provide eggs at first, then kill it? what age is a fryer? A roaster?