My 1st time doing jumbo Cornish. Cross. I would like a couple of people's input as to if this is a good outcome. BYC is my "go-to" source for info. Started with 18. Had only 1 loss related to health? and then another loss because it drowned (my bad). So, 16 chickens made it 8weeks and got butchered. Average live weight 7.2 lbs Used 150lbs feed, maybe - not totally sure here, maybe less. I free ranged during the day allowing total access of feed day and night. They slept at night, so no need to put food away. Used 1qty 50lb bale straw, and didn't clean their coop once - just tossed and turned the straw. fresh water given everyday as well as fresh broiler crumbles they like to go out and free range,, but just mainly "chilled" under the pines - no bug chasing. Ate a little bit of leaves. Loved cracked corn. They will be more economical than buying Cornish in the store. Hopefully, mine are as tasty as everyone elses! Willl find out in a couple of days. I'm going to let them "rest" (or "rot" as a coworker says lol) for a couple days before roasting one. When I went to drop mine off at the butchers, I was surprised to seem someone elses flock of Cornish. They looked like 12lb EACH.. Very big! Wonder if they will be tough though or what?