My first attempt at meat birds are my 8 CX (allegedly) from TSC, and they're growing VERY slowly. They're 8 weeks old and about 1.5 pounds. It could be that it's a product of the way I'm feeding them. I feed my egg-laying hens an organic, non-gmo feed that I get from a local organic farmer friend, and I thought that it would be nice to use that as a base feed for my meaties. And since I knew the protein level of the layer feed wasn't high enough for the meaties, I mixed in enough crab meal (purchased from another organic farmer) to raise the protein to approximatley 19%. So they've been on this mix since they were born; out to pasture since about week 3. Maybe it's the feed... Or, it could be that they're not really CX (but I wouldn't know the difference). My original plan was to butcher on Memorial Day, but that obviously didn't happen with 1.5 lb chickens! And now I'd really like to butcher by the last week of June, but at this rate that'll be out of the question too. It's not really a huge deal to me to let them go longer, but I'm starting to wonder if I'm doing something terribly wrong... They seem very healthy, though... Any thoughts?