I have been raising 8 buffs for almost two years now and I am ready to venture out. I want to try meat chickens but have some questions. I have been reading but still are unsure about a few things. I do not want to do this solely for monetary reasons but I also do not want to shell out tons and tons of money in comparison to buying at the store. If it is too expensive I will just expand my laying flock which I find to be fairly decent in regards to input money to egg production. Whats the average per pound of yield can I expect with all things considered once the bird is dressed? I am reading about the hundreds and hundreds of pounds of feed these birds eat in 8 weeks and it is worrying me. I have a barn with at least two 8 x8 stalls unused. I have a 8 week old baby so I do not want to brood in the house. Brooding is new to me as I purchased my buffs at about 3 months old. I would like to try to brood about 15 CX in a large plastic container in a stall and then once they outgrow this move them in to the stall that the box had been in. It is four sided so a cold drafts wont be an issue (we are in South Louisiana anyway). Security from animals also is not much of a concern either as I can secure the stall pretty well. Is an 8 x 8 stall big enough for 15 8 week old Cornish X? How big of an area will they require? I have reads tons on peoples thoughts on feeding but my questions are: Do you guys stick to one feed from from day 1 through the end? Do you believe in leaving feed 24/7 or when should food be taken away at night (what age)? What different size feeder/waterers did you use throughout the time you had your meat birds? Sorry for the length. I don't jump into things without knowing EVERYTHING I can and this is no exception for me.