2 weeks ago I discovered 4 newly hatched peeps on a road side. A member here, who replied to my 1st post, sugested that I may have meat birds, because they are growing so fast. The 2 survivors are the size of softballs now. They look like softballs too; all fat & round No plans on eating them though. Nope... they will live long happy chicken lives here & soon I'll have a nice fenced in coop in the backyard for them to run around in. Going to have to hawk proof it too. Anyway, after browsing this site I think they may be Cornish Cross; since that is the common meat bird commercially grown the US. I'm hoping they are both hens, because I don't think I could handle roosters. I like sleep. Added note: OMG they poop a lot How can 2 little birds poop so much? I know they are growing fast, but DANG !!! I also noticed that there is no hint of ammonia smell, which is a good thing for my nose, but I find it wierd. I had a summer job, that lasted 1 summer... ONE summer... cleaning chicken houses on a neighboring farm. The ammonia was SOOOOOO intense I litterally had to wear a gas mask just to get within 30 feet of the structure. One that covered my whole face, because OHHHH my EYES !!! So is their poo ammonia free, because they're young?