We have a batch of two dozen male CX that aren't growing well. They are from Townline, hatched September 8. Brooded in the barn on chick starter for two weeks, then moved outside to a largh pen. They have a calf hutch for shelter with a heat lamp inside for warmth. They are eating a 23% wet mash that the local mill mixes for us, 12 on, 12 hours off. We've done this before, and our birds usually dress out to just about five pounds for a male at eight weeks. The birds look fine, but small. Their average weight on Wednesday was 2.8 lbs, which is almost a pound low from where I expect them to be. They're healthy, they run around like little idiots, they eat like pigs--in short, they look like every other batch of CX I've ever done except for the weight. We lost one bird randomly at four days, and we have one that has some congenital leg problems, but is getting around for now. The only differences I can think of are that this year we ordered from Townline instead of Meyer (but I doubt genetics is the problem), that we're growing them in the fall instead of early spring, and that they got their coccidiostat in their water instead of medicated feed. Anyone have any ideas? I'm grumpy because I'm going to have to change their date with the processor unless they start growing a bit faster.