I went to a market poultry show a few weeks ago and I was appalled by what I saw. The chickens there were so fat they they couldn't even walk. These weren't even hens and they were already the size of turkeys, most of the birds had already exceeded 2 pounds in the first week of life. By eight weeks they were 2 times larger than an adult chicken. If you are going to go to a poultry show I strongly recommend that you avoid the market poultry shows. Go to the national shows. The real shows.