These birds were suppose to be a smaller size than my Orphintons, but I'll tell you they're almost the exact size! Which is good for eating, but these ladies are strictly layers. Thankfully.
We won't be getting chickens for meat purpose for awhile. We have the room for them in the new chicken coop, just not the time to slaughter. We'd end up over run with cocks fighting. Thats no fun for anyone. You really don't want anymore than a couple together. If you plan on having roosters for slaughter you want to slaughter at about 8 months. That way it brings down the hostility. They get very territorial from the get go but as time goes by more and more they try to challenge the alpha.