Really - I mean, besides 2 losses due to power outages on cold nights when they were still in the brooder...EVERY chicken is still alive and healthy outside and doing pretty darn well! PLUS I have a friend that conned me into splitting a batch from Meyer with her a few weeks ago now and they are also thriving in the brooder as I type (she just couldn't pass up the 80 cent "surplus" broiler special, but didn't want 25...so I have 14 now)! In that group, there was one DOA (but they had sent one extra anyways) and one runty one that died...no one else have been lost and hers are doing just as good as mine are! I really was ready for more of a challenge with the broilers - but so far besides being a tad stinky compared to other chickens, they aren't so very bad at all! Maybe a little smallish because I don't always keep their feeder full for 12 hours and I am sure the colder temps are affecting them more and causing a bit slower growth rate as well...but they aren't what I expected either! They eat grass and chase any bugs that roam through the tractor, they all seem to enjoy dust bathing and stretching out in the afternoon sun to warm themselves, and they are so close to being ready for freezer camp I can taste the chicken already! I've really been surprised by them, and have enjoyed the experience - I know broilers aren't for every body - but here they will be a regular thing from now on!