Today was D-Day for our 20 cornish-crosses. They were 7 1/2 weeks old. We had a gentleman come to our house and dress them for us. We brought them in after they were done and my hubby cut one up and fried it. The meat was tasteless and so incredibly tough and rubbery, I knawed a bite of my fork and that was all I was able to eat. I am just so devastated. I was so excited to have our own meat birds, but there is no way we can eat the rest if they are like the one we cooked today. Both our neighbor and the guy who butchered them for us told us they looked great, just like they should, and that whatever we did we did it right. We fed them the high protein meat bird feed, took it away from them at night, and they always had fresh water. What did we do wrong?????