Please redirect me if this topic has already been covered, I'm new to this forum. I'm also relatively new to processing meat birds. I've been keeping a large laying flock for about 4 years now but only recently learned how to butcher my excess roos. Then 20 wks ago I ordered the "All Heavies" special from MMH which brought 25 assorted standard breed roos. I've been processing them 4-6 a week starting at 17 weeks. I've been reading on this board how delicious the Cornish Xs are, how plump & meaty, how quickly they grow. They sound great, but the extra care, cleanup, and feed they require sounds absolutely daunting. I would be doing most of the care and I'm not sure it would be wise to add more chores to my days. Also, I think the Xs need to be butchered at about the same time and I don't have the extra time, help, or freezer space for many birds at once. On the other hand, these standard breed roos required little extra care, just regular chick start & grow, a normal allotment of water, and routinely moving their tractor. They can be butchered at my convenience, and I cook them 2 at a time in order to pull & freeze half the meat for later. Though they don't have the a lot of white meat they still are tasty eating. Have I just talked myself out of raising Cornish Xs? Should I wait until I have an extra freezer and more helping hands? Do you think raising only 6-8 of the Xs would be as much work as 25 standard breed roos? I appreciate your imput. Thank you.