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What is the best butcher weight for the rock x's?

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I have twenty five corn/rocks that are almost 7 weeks old.  Last night I weighed a few and I had 6 that were 6 pounds.  What is a good target weight?  Will a 6 pound bird, on-the hoof, so to speak - yield a 5 pound carcass?   I'm used to processing Buckeyes and large body birds. 

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In general Cornish Cross dress out at about 72% of live weight. So, I would wait until the birds are about 7 pounds to butcher them if you want a 5lb carcass.

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