There is a local hatchery that offers cornish x. While 2 weeks ago I had never considered raising my own food all the reading I have done on here has inspired me. I have watched videos online and am comfortable with the home processing. I would like to get a large wire dog crate and cover the sides with hardware wire and put a roof on it as a makeshift tractor. They will have grass 24/7 and high protein food 12hrs on and 12 hrs off. I'm thinking I should start with 2 or 4. I believe they are already 2 or 3 weeks old so they could go out in the tractor now and ideally I would be processing my own birds in 5 weeks or so. Right? ETA: They would be in my yard as opposed to a "true pasture" would supplementing them with a high quality horse hay be a good idea? I can get timothy, alfalfa, or orchard grass along with a variety of other local grasses.