Like many others, I saw the recent Meyer hatchery broiler sale advertised. I want to know if it's too late to raise a batch for the year, if I do not have any heat source in the outdoor enclosure/coop after they feather out and leave the brooder. I talked to a local person with some experience who believes that without a heat lamp, the broilers won't mature in the standard 7-8 weeks, because they'll expend too many calories just trying to stay warm, taking a lot longer and making the proposition uneconomical. I have laying hens but have never tried to raise Cornish X. I thought I'd check to see if anyone else has experience with this. My climate: middle of North Carolina. thanks for any advice!