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Anyone tell me how much wt. lost in processed Freedom Rangers

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by moenmitz, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. moenmitz

    moenmitz Songster

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    I am curious, since my 5 weekers are weighing 3 pounds-just how much less is dressed weight then live weight for these birds on average? I dont want to let them get too big, and I have been telling people to expect a dressed weight of around 4 pounds, which is what I had read. If they continue growing at this rate though, it would seem they might be significantly more though, so can someone give me an estimate? I may decide to process some of the biggest ones a bit earlier-unless I have people lining up to pay $2o + for a chicken...
     
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

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    2/3 of live weight is your typical yield
     
  3. moenmitz

    moenmitz Songster

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    Thank you!
     

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