I am having a hard time finding anyone who truly free ranges their meat birds. Not DP birds, but actual Cornish X (AKA Meat Kings around my area). I have been free ranging my 40 birds since they were 2 weeks old, right along with the layer chicks (red sex links). I restrict feed to only twice a day what they will clean up in 15 minutes. They are a nice size bird, and are very good foragers. They only lay down and nap after their breakfast and dinner. They may be slower to grow out (Aiming for 10 weeks), but many feel heavier than my full grown cat already at 5 weeks! First day free ranging @ 2 weeks old They took a good few days to venture out further than the grass line by their pop door. It took us a while to get them to return to their pen at night. About a week... Free ranging @ 3 weeks They found the pile of dead branches. This is a favourite spot to hang out even still. Free Ranging at 4 weeks: This week was very wet. They didn't care in the least. Free Ranging at 5 weeks: Leftover quiche for all.. including our barn kitten. They are really spreading out now. I have not increased their feed given at all since 2 weeks. I have caught a meatie as far as our front driveway in search of bugs. They are always working for their food. If you free range your Cornish X, please share your experience. Wanted to let you all know it CAN be done.