Hello. I have been lurking as a nonmember for about a month now and really appreciate the collective wisdom of this group. I am located in rural Manitoba and my husband and I are just starting our hobby farm on 20 acres. By day, I'm a high school teacher and the rest of the time I am raising 90 chicks. I started with 100 (50 layers and 50 cornish X). In the 2 1/2 weeks I've been doing this I only lost 2 layers but 8 cornish X (one this morning). Anyone else have a higher mortality rate with cornish X? Anyways, hello everyone. I have loads of questions and can't wait to get to know the regulars here.