New to raising chickens at all, eggs or meat, we decided to try both. We chose the cornish x for meat birds (25) just to see how it goes. We will likely over the winter do some more research and try a different breed next year - assuming the processing part goes ok. I hunt with my husband and am ok with the butchering process, as it usually falls on me to cut up the deer or elk....blah blah blah. My question is about the taste of the cx's. Our neighbor insists that they are no good. Says I should have stuck with a true breed and not gotten one altered to grow so fast, says the meat has no taste. Any input? Chicken is the only meat we buy from a store, (and an occasional turkey). I would think even if it is a commercial type bird, anything grown at home has to be better...am I likely to be disappointed in the quality of meat? They are 4 weeks, I feed them a 20% starter - just started removing feed in the evenings, they are in a 12x12 tractor outside with 2 large waterers which is moved daily. We are planning to butcher between 9 and 10 weeks.