Hubby and I bought 29 Delawares to raise for meat 2 1/2 weeks ago. So far, they seem like happy little things, eating like piglets (24% protein ration) and looking like pincushions with sprouting feathers everywhere, but since I've never raised chickens before, I don't have a good idea of what they should be doing growth wise. Is there any kind of chicken growth chart out there, to let me know if they are the size they should be at different weeks, etc? I just want to make sure I am on target and not messing up somewhere. Also, anyone ever raise Delawares for meat before and have any idea how long it takes? I've heard everything between 15 and 20 weeks so far.