Hello, This is my first time having chickens. I got them 2 days ago, and I have 7. One of my chickens is a cornish rock. I got it because it was cute, and I didn't know that they get really fat, have leg problems and cannot survive long!! I really love this chicken, its name is ButterBall and it is my favorite. It is so friendly, cute, and outgoing. I do NOT want to eat ButterBall!!! The thought of it inevitably suffering health problems is really saddening to me. Does anyone have any success stories of their Cornish Rocks living healthy, long lives? What can I do to help poor ButterBall??? I got these chickens because I wanted fresh eggs, and I thought it would be fun raising chickens...But now I just feel heartache =( I thought about returning ButterBall, but she probably has a better chance with me, and I don't feel like it is right to return her if she will have to suffer and die somewhere else... I would appreciate any positive input.