I enjoyed raising our own meaties so much last year, I have decided it is time to do it again. Our freezer is empty, and we have been reduced to buy store bought chicken (which my kids call fake chicken). My skeptical wife at first last year has came around and was ready for this years batch over a month ago. The birds I raised last year, gave us many memorable family meals, including an awesome Mother's Day meal I prepared from a whole chicken. I had a thread last year that I kept on my first experience found here: www.backyardchickens.com/t/635131/got-my-first-meat-birds-pic-heavy I enjoyed keeping my weekly journal on here, so I thought I would do it again. Kind of like last year, I was in the area of Tractor Supply and decided to go in for a peek at this years chicks and see what they had to offer. Big Mistake. Haha, who am I kidding, I was hoping they had some chicks saying, "Pick me, Pick me!" As it turned out, there were fifty, one week old Cornish X that had yet to be purchased. One week old chicks at TS mean 1/2 off clearanced chicks. Clearanced chicks that have been fed for a week, make me happy! Introducing the next fifty freezer fillers. One week old Cornish X.