I have been posting about my first experience raising cornish x and it has been very stressful. In the beginning things seemed to go pretty smooth while they were being raised in my shed. I gave them feed 24/7 up to about 3 weeks old and then switched to 12 on and 12 off with the feed. I think I should have went with 12 on and 12 off much earlier. I built my chicken tractor from the link jaku provided for me and put the birds in my new tractor. I assumed they did not need heat since they were pretty much feathered and things started going down hill from there. Not sure how many birds I lost out of my original 26 but I think it is up to about 8 birds dead. I processed 2 today and plan on doing the rest in the morning. I do not have a chicken plucker yet so I am plucking them by hand which is a real bummer. I am usually very prepared for anything I do but not this time, I was planning on taking them to the processor but they can not do the birds for another 2 weeks. To top it all off my significant other is not being very nice about the whole thing. She will not help and was complaining that there was a few feathers left on one of the chickens I just did. She comes from a hunting family but gets grossed out by knowing where her food really comes from and would rather have the boneless chicken from the supermarket. Sorry for such a long post but I had to complain about my stress to someone lol.