Hi all, Yesterday, I walked into the local TSC with a few minutes to kill before picking up my husband from work. I figured I'd have a peek at the cutie widdle fuzzy chickies (NOT buy any, of course!) and price rabbit food (thinking of getting into meat rabbits). Wellll... when I saw that they were overstocked with a bunch of 3 week old Red Ranger broiler chicks that they were desperately trying to unload for 50 CENTS APIECE!!! chicken math kicked in, and now I've got a dozen half-grown peepers in the basement brooder box. They're all at that "moth-eaten tiny velociraptor" stage where half the feathers are in and half the down is out. Thoroughly un-cute, but man oh man, what a bargain! Anyway, I'm totally new to raising chickens expressly for meat, so if anyone has tips or lessons learned, I'd highly appreciate your input. I'm feeding Kreamer Feed (Nature's Best) Organic chick starter crumbles 18%. Not sure if/ when to switch them to a broiler feed and also not sure if I'll butcher at 8, 10, or 12 weeks. Thanks everybody!