Hello All, I've been lurking around here getting good info that has helped me out on my miniature farm. I'm posting in the meat bird section because this year is the first time I've ever raised Cornish X. I bought 50 of them and have been raising them in a stall in my horse barn. I have a buddy that rose up 100 earlier this year and just couldn't pass it up after eating one of his. OK so here goes. I've had my birds for about 7-8 weeks. I thought they were putting on good weight but just yesterday I decided to weigh a few and to my surprise they are all right around 5 to 5.5 pounds. For some reason I expected them to be more. I kept them on food 24 hours a day for probably the first 4 weeks but then cut them back to a once and evening feeding. That's probably the problem with the weight I'm guessing. I'm just not sure how everyone can keep them on food for 12 hours a day. I would go broke with the feed cost. Right now with only feeding them once a day they eat around 100lbs every 6 days. Does that sound right? Any suggestions or should I just go with what it is? Here are some pictures to for viewing pleasure.... everyone like pictures right. Sorry for the quality they are from my phone My wife getting friendly with future BBQ Move from brooder to barn stall Latest photo where they weighed around 5.5 lbs.