I am looking for other, easier to care for birds that are good for meat birds. We had 4 Cornish Cross, but lost one today at 3 weeks old. I want to find something that is easy. I have too much other stuff going on to have to watch over them so much. We don't know what happen to the one today. Could have been too hot in the house and brooder, but don't know for sure. We were out most of the day and our house was on the cool side because it was cool out, so I turned the heat on and we left. Our local TSC seems to be fairly knowledgeable, but when you ask some of them about a particular breed to see how well they would be as a meat bird, they don't know a lot. They have Red Rangers right now and they said it COULD be a meat bird. I don't want to have to order anything because we are limited on space and I want something that can be ready in like 2 months or so.