when you first started raising chickens??? For me, having hatched my first chicks in early February: 1) OMG these things grow/feather fast!! I had 2 day old chicks with pin feathers!!!! 2) How can nine 6 week old chicks go through 2 gallons of water in 3 DAYS!!! I can confirm no spillage. Did I get the rare guppy cross breed!! 3) These things are just eating machines. I'd hate to see the feed rate of the Cornish crosses.