DH picked out what he thought was a rare bird at the feed store and it has turned out to be a Cornish cross. It is so huge, I feel so sorry for it, hardly any feathers. We have it out with all the "normal" birds. She goes all over, even does some scratching. There is no way we will butcher the thing, DH can't bear selling her for that purpose. Everything I have read says to butcher them at such and such an age or weight, but what happens if you don't. I know their legs can have issues and their hearts can give out, but how long will she have? She is friendly, slow enough the kids catch her and love on her daily. Is it wrong just to let her live out her life like this?