One of my backyard Cornish cross died this weekend. Painfully slow, I might add. My birds are 7 weeks old now and I wanted to see at least one 12 week old Cornish cross. But after what I witnessed, I think it may be better to dispatch them all at the pre-arranged scheduled time rather than running the possibility of having another bird die on me like that. I use to feel bad about sending them to freezer camp so soon, but now, not so much. It is the best and most humane thing to do. The genetics on these birds suck.