After 7 weeks of not butchering, time to go back at it this weekend. The first 50 of 250 are ready to go to the killing cones. It was nice having a break, but I am more than ready to get back into it. I am still amazed with these CX. Last week I was looking at them and was concerned they wouldn't be big enough, but in the past week they have filled out nicely. I used to get str8 run, but I switched to all cockerals since we are selling so many breasts. These cockerals have no problem getting to 5 pounds in seven weeks. I have found it's not worth the time cutting up birds less than 5 pounds (dressed). I just love how nice broilers turn out in the Fall. They always seem to look better than ones raised in wet Spring and hot Summer conditions.