Well, after a 2 1/2 month wait, the meaties will finally be here in the morning. The hot Georgia heat is finally letting up some. I've got the brooder pen fired up and ready; food and water is already out. This is my first batch of Cornish x I've ever done. I have done regular birds before and, in fact, I have about 15 of them to process the weekend after labor day. My plan is to keep them in the brooder pen for no more than 3 weeks. I'm going to start limiting their food week 3 when I get them out to pasture. Starting about half way through the second week I'm going to turn the heat lamp off at night to get them used to not having it. I plan to process them in October, either the 15th or 22nd. And I will be feeding them 20% protein the whole time. Does it sound like I'm ready to go or am I missing anything? And I want to send a big thanks to everyone on here posting their knowledge and expirences with the Cornish x , I have learned a lot reading this forum over the last 3 months.