I have four 12 week old Cornish X hens. I've never processed chickens before, so this is a big deal for me. All 50 of my chickens are spoiled pets.I am trying to convince my husband to kill them for me and I will do the rest, but I don't think he will. I have let them free range and live with my other chickens. I feed them Flock Raiser separate from the others. One of them still roosts at night. They others are sleeping on the floor. They do not seem to be having problems getting around, but they are spending more time in the chicken house. One is waddling pretty bad (the largest) so I brought it in the house and my husband weighed himself and then weighed again holding the chicken. It weighs 10.5 pounds! I guess I need to process this week before the poor things have complications or die. I have never had home raised chicken and am excited to see if there really is a difference! Will my birds have different texture because they free range? Kind of scared to do it!