They are very easy to raise! The chicks need a 24% (or better) Gamebird Starter (GBS) and fresh water available at all times, I also like to put marbles in the waterer to prevent drowning. Also, if you keep them on ground, you will have to deworm them with pumpkins or Wazine 17. Incubation period is 17-18 days. Keeping them on wire is better for them They weigh about 14 oz. at maturity. They have an awesome temperament, and are bred for meat and eggs. They have an awesome temperment! They make great pets, and can sometimes be house pets also!