I've got 10 cornish X chicks coming tomorrow from Ideal. I've got their brooder set up. It's a wooden enclosure that' about 3.5 ft. by 2 ft. I'm hoping this is big enough to keep them in for 2 weeks. What do you think? Will it work for a couple of weeks? I've got 27% protein turkey feed for them. This is what my feed man recommended. Can I feed them this until butcher day? I've read in McMurray's catalog that they recommend broiler booster to get the meaties started off right, but I didn't buy anything like that for these little guys. Will they start out ok on plain ol' fresh water? Or do I need to pick up some electrolyets for them or add sugar? Do they handle shipping as well as egg birds do? I ordered straight run to save a few pennies. What will the size difference be between males and females come butcher day? Will I need to give the females any extra time to grow to butcher size? We just butchered our first 12 packing peanut cockerels a couple of weeks ago, and I'm looking forward to seeing the difference between the CX's and the BR's dressed out. If this experiment with the meaties goes as planned, we plan to start buying them on a regular basis to feed our family.