I think I asked this in another thread that originally had nothing to do with the topic of this title. I don't think my post got an answer, and its been so long I am not going to awaken an old thread with an off topic question. So, I actually am a week away from when I planned to process my meaties. However, I am not too happy with their pre-process weights right now. My question is about what is the different in weight from preprocess to process time? Do I factor along the lines that once cleaned a bird can lose 2 or maybe 4 lbs from their preprocess weight? I am not sure how to calculate that to know when I'm going to get a decent weight when the deed is done. To help them the last week or 2, is there a suggested feed they should be on to finish them up to get a couple more lbs on them? I currently have them on 50/50 Flock Raiser / Scratch. Then I ferment the feed before giving it to the birds. We're feeding between 3-4 times daily. I really want to finish out these birds to get them at least 5 lbs finish weight, but they only weighing in at 5 lb now at 8 weeks old.