Mom bought 11 cornish crosses (broilers?) 6 weeks ago and according to the feed store worker we're supposed chop them up at 8-10 weeks. In 2 weeks will they get bigger? I mean they're heavy but when I pick them up or touch them I expect them to be.. Well, meatier. I think my production hens have more meat than them... They're way bigger than the meat birds too.
I also feel sorry for one that has developed cross beak, when people breed these birds shouldn't they weed out the ones with defects and faulty genes like that? He or she can eat fine but he/she looks like a derpy chicken.
What kind of meat am I looking at here? Like those small fried chicken legs? I remember eating a bbq chicken leg (or thigh, whatever) in Vegas and it was much larger than the fried chicken legs. The meat was so tender and tasty too I want THAT kind of meat chicken. It was awesome!