Hi all, I am part of the FFA organization at my highschool. For my SAE (supervised agricultural experience) project, I would like to raise 10 Cornish X meat birds. I want to sell two of them at the county fair and process the rest at home. My problem is, I don't want to raise them how they are raised in factories. I would like to allow them access to pasture and not have feed out for them 24/7. In doing this, I realize they will not reach a good butchering weight in eight weeks. To bring birds in to fair and sell them, they have to "make weight". So I guess my question is, when should I start raising these birds if I want them ready for butcher June 9th of next year and in general, how many weeks do you think they will take to reach that weight?