This breed starts out cute, like the photo above, but within six weeks they turn into a full size chicken. They are not designed to live long lives, and if they are kept much past a few months, they start to suffer health issues. From what I've read, this is a breed that is used in the production broiler industry, due to their fast growth and plump physique. By raising my own, I can have control of the quality and types of foods they consume, and know that they lived a comfortable life. They are happy while they are here, and that makes me happy, too!