So I went to Orchelns yesterday to pick up chicks for my wife because she wanted some "babies" since I brought home 4 almost POL hens and 2 EE Roos a couple weeks ago. She wanted some so my son could see them raised from babies and was too impatient to wait on hatching our own eggs when the chickies decide to start laying loll. The store only had 4 RIR babies which is what she wanted, but next to them were 2 full bins of "Cornish Cross" chicks that were a little bigger and cute lil yellow fluff balls lol. So I ask the lady about them because I know nothing of CC chickens, she says " they are some of the best domestic chickens you can get, they will lay brown eggs for up to 3 years" so of course I was like ummm OK I do like brown eggs lol. We bought six of them, then I get home and look them up just to find out they get really big really fast and they are usually ate at 8-12 weeks Dont get me wrong I dont have any problems processing and eating them, ( the wife will never touch that meat lol ) but I am kinda upset that the lady straight lied to me. In other conversations we had there she seemed VERY informed on chickens, chicks, ducks, feeding poultry, heat lights etc etc so I dont know if she was just trying to get rid of them or what.