biggest chicken in the frezer at 8 weeks??

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chicken farmer meigs, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. chicken farmer meigs

    chicken farmer meigs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello I butchered 23 bird that where 8 weeks old they averaged 4.5 lb. the biggest was 5.5lb. Just wondering what other people had. Thanks for looking
     
  2. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just had 47 processed and our biggest was 6.830 at 8 weeks 4 days old.
     
  3. nursecat9

    nursecat9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    24 last week, ranged from 4.5 to 6.75 pounds. Most of my roosters were 6 and over. Butchered the day before turning 8 weeks.
     
  4. Maniac Dad

    Maniac Dad Out Of The Brooder

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    50 Cornish crosses at 8 weeks to the day. Avg.6.4 lbs but there were three monsters one 7.73, 8.12, and 8.40 lbs.
     
  5. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What hatcheries did your Cornish Xs come from? (to all who have responded, and those yet to respond)
     
  6. sassychickengirl

    sassychickengirl Out Of The Brooder

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    My cornish x's are still growing but I ordered from Meyer hatchery here in Ohio. It's not very far from me and they seem to have very nice chicks in all breeds.
     
  7. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had several of them hit 7+ pounds in 8 weeks in Fall batches, but never in Spring/Summer batches. They seem to eat a lot more when the weather is cooler. Makes sense, I tend to eat less when it's hot.
     
  8. chicken farmer meigs

    chicken farmer meigs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my birds from Quality Supply. not sure where they getthem from. Help a friend butcher on Sat. his birds were 5.5 lb average. w on bird at 7.25 lb. it looked like a small turkey.
     
  9. nursecat9

    nursecat9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been getting mine from Welp.
     
  10. schmism

    schmism Chillin' With My Peeps

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    our biggest out of 23 was 5.5 lbs in 7 weeks, our smallest (by comparison) was little over 3.
     

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