@Birdinhand thank you for the inspiration and knowing what to expect. I received 6 — 2 week old CX due to spring break plans a buddy ordered some and I ordered 10 and we discovered predators in his brooder. Rats and snakes that can get into and through and around the best built brooder. Lesson learned. Rats came through a dime sized hole. These are from Windy Meadow Farms in Texas. Not sure the lineage of the birds, but they grow fast in 6 weeks. Buddy has done this more than me. Not really expecting different results, but interested in trying it myself. I have 2 of his finished birds in the frig in brine. Rotisserie this weekend. First impressions - these things are heat generators. Ravenous. The 6 are eating 2-4 pints daily at this stage. Been a year since I raised the layers. So my impressions are biased. Cheery Chicken Kooler waterer. They figured it out pretty quick. I do like not having to fuss with water several times a day to clean it out. Hoping it will wear in. Yes, this one drips. Not consistent, but the nipples have to set to stop. Fiddle with it or wait for another bird to bump it. Bottom line is clean water. The now 3.5 week old chicks are in the chicken tractor. No heat source other than each other. Being this far south, night temperature been around 60°F for a low. Feathers coming. One lagging behind, but the other 5 have wing and tail feathers. Cuddle/huddle box working well. They are active and hot. I don't recall the layers sitting down as much. These will run across the tractor and sit down. Don't stand for long. Chomping down on the spring greens. Then sitting. At the feed trough and sitting. The feathers are sparse. Bare keel areas. Always full crops. Don't remember the layers packing them that full.