We got our first Freedom Rangers about three weeks ago. We ordered 25, received 26, 4 died early as they never seemed to start eating. The rest are eating and drinking like crazy and are growing pretty rapidly. They are now just about fully feathered out and are out of the brooder and in a roughly 8x8 "shed" at one end of our kennel building. We are planning to put them in a large tractor very soon. (We live in Mississippi and the weather is pretty mild.) At what age would people recommend butchering them? I see people talking about Red Rangers and butchering as early as 9 weeks, but is that an optimum time? Would 12 weeks be better? Can anyone tell me what the weights for both roosters and hens are at either or both of these ages, please? I've read the threads on the various rangers, below, and am really pleased by our choice of birds. Neither of us wanted to do CornishX again. Thanks for whatever input you can give me on these birds.