Hi everyone!! I am new here. I decided, after looking at this forum for the past 2-3 months to join. This is a great site and everyone is so helpful to each other. I am impressed! Here is my question/statement. I searched the forums about cornish X laying eggs. Sounds like a lot of people have asked the same question. I did not find the entire answer so thought I would post. In May this yr, my hubby bought me some chicks at the local auction which he THOUGHT were white rocks. I was looking for some chicks/pullets or hens. He knew I liked white rocks. We had them for about 1-2 weeks when he found out they were Cornish Rocks. I really had no idea what they were like but I realized that these were not what I wanted and was very disappointed. They were so sweet and I had grown attached. After doing some research and talking with friends we thought we would try to raise them. I have read a lot of bad new about it though and was not real hopeful. We put them on cracked corn and layer as recommended by a friend. Limited to 2 times per day. It felt like I was starving them! They also get vegetables and some other "table scraps".) Interestingly they are all alive, and so far I have 2 that are laying now!!. And several are looking like they might also lay soon. Has anyone had them live well into adulthood (I'd be happy with 2 yrs)? AND at what point are they considered matured? In other words when will I need to stop worrying about them growing too big, if ever?? Do they ever stop growing? They are about the size of an average white rock but with large chests. As I said I got them about mid May and they were about 6 weeks then. So they are about 4 1/2- 5 months. And should I not feed them "table scraps", like pasta, and bread.? Thank you!!