I got them last week from a local guy. They are 5 weeks old and are missing some feathers. I said something about pecking and I was told they don't grow all their feathers because they grow too fast. I hadn't heard that before.....is that right? Another thing I observed is they are dirty. Everyone's pictures on here they have white feathers...mine are dingy looking. I have them in a tractor now out on grass and I am limiting their intake so they don't grow too fast...... They are GROSS!! I know that chickens in general aren't really the cleanest of birds but YUK. They smell....they poop EVERYWHERE all the time. I don't think I'll have a problem killing them but I don't know if I want to eat them after seeing what they are like. I'm having to move the tractor multiple times a day because of the poop.....they aren't really eating THAT much grass.