Long past few days had a huge chicken loss due to an evil evil evil now very cold coyote.. I has perusing online and found someone 20 minutes away selling ducks for 1.00 each.so i gave in to my impulse and opted to take my three year old to go buy some to help atleast restock some form of bird animal for our farm.Well i got there and low and behold they also had straight run chicks for 1.00 each! (they buy out extras from a hatchery and sell for cheap) so 45 dollars later i have 14 ducks 11 cornish cross and 20 random brown layers. I have never raised cornish cross before and was advised i need to butcher by about 6 weeks due to growth issues. I have a few questions about these chicks. are these by chance random mutant super growing chickens or are they gmo's? I never really understood. any advise on these bad lads?