Thursday is weighing day for the Cornish meatballs. Average weight of batch#1 is 83.37 ounces at 6 weeks. 16 birds=83.37 pounds of chicken on the hoof.
Batch#2 is at 4 weeks, average weight of 40 ounces.
I started restricting feed on batch#1 at 4 weeks, and batch#2 at 2 weeks, (at the same time). Batch#2 is now 18 ounces lighter than batch#1 was at the same age (these are all average weights). I want to keep some of these chicks, probably from batch#2, for breeding experiments. Current plans are to butcher most, if not all, of batch #1 at 10 weeks, around the middle of June.
Edited by cyborg - 5/13/16 at 8:31am