Ron that is one HEFTY chick. That is only a day or so old? Wow, I am assuming these are a dual breed? How quickly do they mature to eating size? Welcome to all the newcomers! Yes this thread does wander and the best thing is you don't have to read all the posts to know what's going on. Yesterday I decided to head up to some more mountain lakes in Little Cottonwood Canyon (where many of the ski resorts are near here). It was a 6-7 mile hike (round trip) with about 2400' change in elevation from the trailhead to the upper lakes. I am tired today. I am really enjoying all this hiking although I find it takes me longer to recover from them than when I was a kid.