Saturday we processed 17 of the 50 meaties we have. For some reason this year we have had a horrible time getting them to grow! We went through 3x as much food as what we should have and have had them since May 17th. We hand picked the "big" ones because we are getting to the point where feed is just NOT affordable!!! We planned on feeding them for 8 weeks not 15! There are still a few good sized birds out there that are going to be processed this weekend! I have a good friend that just cant understand why we raise meat birds when we can just go to Walmart and buy them. They are experiencing some dificult financial times and I told her to come on out and help and I will give you a few for your help.....I didnt expect to see her but she showed and decided it wasnt all that bad and now she has a few chickens! She felt pretty good about processing her own that were treated well and not abused! I told her wait till you taste your first one and you'll be beggin for more!