So, here's the deal. I have about 20 cornish X that I am raising with my sister. I raised them the first 2 weeks, now she has had them for about 3. They are being tractored and not fed continuously. I had to keep one behind because it was ill and of course it didn't have to compete for food, didn't move as much- but was still healthy and tractored a few times a week with fresh grass. i even taught it to eat worms. haha. so, last week i took the recovered bird out to her house. i expected that it would be SMALLER because it had been recovering from injury. in was 3 times LARGER than the rest. She said that their crops are always full, and she is quite happy with the slower growth rate. i mean, they are SMALL. is this just the effect of the grass? should they be allowed more food? they seem happy enough, but i am concerned. is there any harm in growing them out longer if they are so small? the usual problems with cornish X would be tempered by this slower growth right? i was hoping to process dec 8, but at this point won't be until just before christmas at the earliest, maybe even after. has anyone else grown them out slower like this? i'm going over tomorrow and i'll get pictures.