so i've been pestering DH about meat birds for a few months now and he has consistently said no. but a friend of a friend of ours raises chickens (both layers and meat) and she said 'eggs draw in my customers but meat is what makes me the big $'. even at that DH was a firm NO. but yesterday when we were in the barn, i pointed to the temp chicken housing where we brooded our layers until they got moved into their hen house and said 'well i guess we need to clean that out and open it back up' and he said 'or we could finish it the right way and get some meat birds'. i was totally taken aback! i hope he doesn't change his mind come spring when we could actually have some. does anyone have any advice for me on them? the lady i talked to said cornish X are the way to go and that she slaughters every 6-8 weeks. i'm excited.... i hope it works out.