I know of a gent who would like me to raise some meat chickens for him. He is NOT interested in the modern cornish crosses. He would like like colored chickens. He ALSO knows of 60 households of the same ethnic group who would ALSO like colored meat chickens. As an added bonus, they would like them live and they will butcher them themselves. Here is the rub. I have NO idea how long it takes to raise a non-cornish cross to butchering size. I ALSO do not know how much feed one of those chickens would eat, so I don't know if this idea is economically feasable or not. Has anyone here not only raised the meat chickens, but kept track of how long it took to to raise them to butchering size, and how much feed it took? Cause, inquiring minds would REALLY like to know!!!!